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Are there any supplements for adrenal fatigue?

Are there any supplements for adrenal fatigue?

Formal testing: Only by performing formal dynamic adrenal stimulation (so called acth stimulation test) that a full assessment of the adrenal-pituitary axis be assessed and be determined if cortisol (or its equivalent) supplementation is needed. The is no medical literature to date to support the notion that use of adrenal "by product" remedies (available over the counter with no prescription) are helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Adrenal Fatigue (Definition)

Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized diagnosis in science based medicine. Although inconsistent with our understanding of adrenal physiology, the theory is that the adrenal glands "wear out" after a prolonged stress leading to fatigue. There is no evidence or reason to believe this occurs. When the adrenals are damaged or fail in conditions such as addison's disease -- ...Read more


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What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?

Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?

Supplements: Unfortunately, no supplements have been proven to be helpful with CFS. Then again, many supplements do not get tested or approved by the FDA. Focus on quality sleep, a healthy diet and gradual exercise program to build up your energy and stamina. Good luck. ...Read more

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What vitamins and herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

What vitamins and herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

No such thing: Hi. That is a ridiculous, anti-scientific self diagnosis with absolutely NO validity. Take any herbs you want as long as they do no harm...you're treating nothing with nothing, and the snake oil salesperson who sold that BS to you is laughing all the way to the bank! That nonsense is for the worried well who obsess about nonexistent health concerns. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are tests for hyperparathyroidism and vitamin d deficiency?

What are tests for hyperparathyroidism and vitamin d deficiency?

It depend what kind: The gold standard of diagnosis is the parathyroid immunoassay. Once an elevated parathyroid hormone has been confirmed, goal of diagnosis is to determine whether the hyperparathyroidism is primary or secondary in origin by obtaining a serum calcium level which is high in primary case, low in secondary cases. ...Read more

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Do you need an endocrinologist for very low vitamin d (blood test=10) w/ strong symptoms like fatigue, muscle aches, anxiety, general weakness?

Do you need an endocrinologist for very low vitamin d (blood test=10) w/ strong symptoms like fatigue, muscle aches, anxiety, general weakness?

Depends: Not absolutely essential, as family practice / internal medicine can initiate treatment, and as long as respond, no problem. If complex / delayed response, then endocrine can help. ...Read more

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Hyperparathyroidism? MS? No balance, migraines, bone pain, dizzy, lightheaded, high calcium levels, low D levels, chronic fatigue, memory loss, etc.

Hyperparathyroidism? MS? No balance, migraines, bone pain, dizzy, lightheaded, high calcium levels, low D levels, chronic fatigue, memory loss, etc.

High calcium: This is probably not MS. The symptoms are not that particular to MS. Calcium levels should be normal in MS. How high is your calcium level? That can lead to several of these symptoms. If this is too high, perhaps treatment and/or referral to an endocrinologist is indicated. ...Read more

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Could someone please recommend antioxidant supplements for fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Could someone please recommend antioxidant supplements for fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Fibromyalgia: Good sources of Antioxidants are all berries, and vegetables. There is no clinical research documenting effectiveness of Antioxidants for Fibromyalgia. Let Wise Woman within you Reflect: • Diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression or Fibromyalgia; • Severity of fatigue or other symptoms • Balanced DietExercise • Breathing and Music Relaxation • Visual Imagery • Therapy for stresses in life ...Read more

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What foods aid in combating cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) and boost energy?

What foods aid in combating cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) and boost energy?

Chronic fatigue: To my knowledge, no diet by itself would be effective to abolish symptoms. Supplement may help on occasions, to include essential fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin b12. ...Read more

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Extreme fatigue, weakness, respiratory issues, frequent thirst and urination, had iron deficiency but treated with infusions, mental fog. Suggestions?

Extreme fatigue, weakness, respiratory issues, frequent thirst and urination, had iron deficiency but treated with infusions, mental fog. Suggestions?

Be checked & follow: The answer to this Q can not fit in a 400-letter space. However, something can be done to sort these related things of health concern out correctly if following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closer and better with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care. There is no magic in life and medicine; doctor does not cure but help. ...Read more

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Which vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Which vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Many can help: The medical profession recognizes addison's disease, an extreme form of low adrenal function. However, only 1 in 10-25, 000 people have severe enough adrenal problems to qualify for addison's, but many millions have lesser yet very significant degrees of poor adrenal function. See http://www.Adrenalfatigue.Org/ and the book adrenal fatigue by dr. James wilson. See my comments for more information. ...Read more

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Igf-1 hormone very low 35ug/l .I suspect malabsorption. How can this be confirmed. B12 and vit D low. Suffering fatigue and weight loss.

Igf-1 hormone very low 35ug/l .I suspect malabsorption. How can this be confirmed. B12 and vit D low. Suffering fatigue and weight loss.

? Pituitary problem: Hello Harry . Low Igf-1 indicates growth hormone deficiency due to pituitary gland dysfunction . Other hormonal deficiencies might be present . You Need to see endocrinologist for full work up and evaluation ...Read more

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Possible reasons I have short term memory loss, confusion, mild headaches, and some trouble reading(not vision)? Vit Deficiency? Brain Tumor? MS?

Possible reasons I have short term memory loss, confusion, mild headaches, and some trouble reading(not vision)? Vit Deficiency? Brain Tumor? MS?

Needs Evaluation!: There are many causes for your symptoms. This needs a comprehensive evaluation. HealthTap Consult or your own Physician may well assist you. Wish you well! ...Read more

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What causes chronic fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, blurred vision and overall achiness. Blood tests..Low vit d/b12, high calcium/pth ?

What causes chronic fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, blurred vision and overall achiness. Blood tests..Low vit d/b12, high calcium/pth ?

Those things can,,,: All the things you mentioned can give you many of those symptoms. Vit B12 deficiency especially can do it. The high PTH is a concern also as it can mean a possible adenoma, so it would be smart to see your doctor for therapy to correct your deficiencies and find out why the ca/pth is high. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are some potential causes of chronic fatigue? I've been tested for anaemia, thyroid disorders, mononucleosis and haemochromatosis, but no answer.

What are some potential causes of chronic fatigue? I've been tested for anaemia, thyroid disorders, mononucleosis and haemochromatosis, but no answer.

More Leaves to Turn: Fatigue unfortunately carries a significant amount of possible causes. It sounds as if your doctors are going through the process of eliminating some of the likely players. In the small space we have here, if the above mentioned work-ups were negative....I would take a close look at your bmi or body mass index. Food choices can make a big difference in how you feel hr to hr during the day. ...Read more

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Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?

Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?

Ans: Still many possibilities. Did you have blood cultures drawn. The seizures are most concerning you also need a scan. Keep on it and see your doctor until he has a diagnosis for you. Also have you travelled? Camping? So much has to be checked ...Read more

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What are common vitamin mineral deficiencies that cause lethargy (sleepy, dizzy, fatigue)?

Anemia: Low hemoglobin levels can cause the above symptoms. Get your hemoglobin level checked. If the hb is normal then other causes can be worked up for your symptoms. ...Read more

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