Adrenal Fatigue


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Adrenal Fatigue

A so-called condition "treated" in alternative medicine, referring to the belief that the adrenal glands are unable to produce adequate cortisol and other adrenocortical hormones. The term is not recognised by mainstream endocrinologists and is not to be confused with clinically defined acute or chronic adrenal insufficiency.
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This infection can often be confused with menopausal symptoms, adrenal fatigue, and simply being stressed out and run down.
Evidence: "The theory of adrenal fatigue --which was coined by chiropractor James Wilson in the late '90s--is that overexertion of the adrenal glands as they continuously pump out the stress hormone Cortisol eventually leads the adrenals to burn out, resulting in an inability to respond to stress," explains Rashmi Mullur, an endocrinologist and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA.
The World Health Organization recognizes adrenal fatigue syndrome as a real, clinical entity.
Adrenal fatigue is said to occur when the adrenal glands become drained and unable to produce cortisol.
Adrenal fatigue, also called hypoadrenia, should not be confused with adrenal dysfunction and diagnosable medical conditions, such as adrenal insufficiency or Addison's disease, where there is a measurable underproduction of steroid hormones.
On reflection, I was a prime case for adrenal fatigue. I knew I had to do something to address my sleep routine.
When we're highly stressed they can experience adrenal fatigue and stop working properly, resulting in low sodium (salt) levels - despite the fact that most of us have more salt than is considered healthy in our daily diets.
Although not a diagnosis recognized by the conventional medical establishment, some innovative doctors characterize "adrenal fatigue" as a condition that shares some symptoms with Addison's disease, such as tiredness, depression, muscle pain, poor concentration, low blood sugar, craving for stimulants, and difficulty sleeping.
One of our favorite ones is the Adrenal Fatigue VitaDrip which is in popular demand, administered to help many complaints such as pre-menopause and menopause symptoms.
These tests help detect frequently missed causes behind the odd number such as adrenal fatigue, hidden blood loss, autonomic nervous system failure, food sensitivities, hardening of arteries, electrolyte deficiency, overmedication, dehydration, as well as many others.
"And I might even do gut testing, food sensitivity testing, and saliva testing for adrenal fatigue, depending on what the situation calls for," she says.