How To Treat Adrenal Fatigue: Magnesium And More

It is estimated that about 80% of adults will be affected by Adrenal Fatigue at some point in life. Usually when someone with this condition goes to the doctor they are told that nothing is wrong. So they end up going from doctor to doctor trying to find out why the feel so sick and tired.

The adrenal gland sits above the kidney. Its job is to regulate stress with various hormones which include adrenaline or cortisol. When it is healthy, it can immedialely increase heart rate, blood pressure, release stored energy, slow digestion, and sharpen the senses.

Adrenal fatigue begins when the adrenal glands fail to produce enough hormones. The hormone cortisol is essential for good health. Too much can lead to severe health problems and not enough will cause adrenal fatigue. Receiving the right amount of cortisol helps the body cope with stress and fight infection. It affects every tissue, organ, and gland in the body.

Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have Adrenal Fatigue:

fatigue, lethargy, lack of energy in the mornings, and the afternoon between 3 and 5 pm, feeling tired between 9 and 10 pm, but resisting going to bed, sleep difficulties, difficulty concentrating or remembering, lightheadedness, dizziness and fainting when rising from a sitting or laying-down position, craving salty or sugary foods, consistently feeling sick or struggling to recover from infections, lowered blood pressure and blood sugar, nausea, mysterious pain in the upper back or neck, increased PMS symptoms in women, mild depression, decreased sex drive, weight gain( especially around the waist), frequently getting the flu and other respiratory diseases with a tendency for them to last longer than usual.

Tests that will help you find out if you have adrenal fatigue:

Saliva testing- The best way to test your adrenal health is to measure your level of free key adrenal hormones such as cortisol and DHEA. Saliva testing is the best choice because it measures the amount of circulating and free hormones rather than binded hormones measured in blood tests.

Adrenal Function Test (AFT) - DHEA and cortisol are measured during four different times of the day to find out if there is a hormone inbalance. This test is recommended for people with excessive stress, allergies, chronic fatigue, and sleep problems which are indicators of immune dysfunction.

AM/PM Cortisol - Too much or too little cortisol can cause a hormone imbalance. If there is a noticeable level of stress or fatigue in the morning, this test may indicate problems with cortisol levels.

Causes of Adrenal Fatigue

Sugar - Instead: Use all natural stevia - it won't feed candida, raise your blood sugar, cause weight gain or rob your body of minerals.

Coffee - Instead: drink herbal teas.

Animal protein - it takes a lot of stomach acid to digest animal protein properly, most people run out during digestion creating an acidic condition in their blood.- Instead: eat 80% vegetables and 20% protein.

Processed foods- Instead: eat raw(preferably certified organic) fruits and vegetables. Processed foods strip minerals from your body, causing acidic blood which leads to weakened adrenals

Soft drinks - They are loaded with sugar. Instead: drink fruit and vegetable juices(preferably organic). Consuming freshly made juices and vegetables are the most beneficial.

Stress - Physical stress from disease, illness, or infection or emotional stress makes the adrenal glands produce more cortisol. If the adrenal gland can no longer meet the need for cortisol increased infections, nausea, and changes in blood pressure and blood sugar can occur, resulting in adrenal fatigue.

A weakened immune system - Strengthening the immune system will help lower the bodies need for cortisol and increase its ability to fight infections. You can combat fatigue by supplementing your diet with nutrients that provide your body with more energy to combat this condition.

Over the counter and prescription drugs - They make blood very acidic.

Natural and Alternative Treatments for Adrenal Fatigue

Exercise - Regular exercise helps relieve stress, tension, and anxiety. If you have Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, you may feel like you don't have the energy to exercise, but research has shown that even just 20 minutes, 3 to 4 times a week, can significantly help regain and maintain overall health as well as promote energy production. Just avoid competitive type exercise that can cause stress.

Natural and Alternative Treatments for Adrenal Fatigue

Magnesium - Most Americans don't get enough. Supplementing with Magnesium is important for those with adrenal fatigue because it helps to maintain proper blood pressure, maintain healthy blood sugar/glucose levels, support energy production – no magnesium, no energy, encourage calmness and lessen stress, relax muscles and ease athletic injury.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids - A healthy diet combines these fats with protein, and carbohydrates(unrefined low-glycemic carbohydrates (brown rice, sprouted grains etc.) at every meal and snack for a steady source of energy throughout the day. The best sources are fish and flax seed.

Multivitamin and mineral complex - In addition to a well balanced, healthy diet, supplements can provide added support. Supplements with at least 100mg daily will increase energy production, support a healthy hormonal system, promote a healthy nervous system, boost immune system function, maintain mental and emotional well-being, encourage calmness and lessen stress, increase mental alertness, maintain normal blood sugar levels.

Adrenal fatigue is commonly caused by emotional, physical, mental, or environmental stress that places too great a demand on the adrenals resulting in Adrenal fatigue. Proper nutrition from diet and supplements, along with regular exercise can help to restore proper balance and energy.

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smallbizpro 8 years ago from Toronto, ON

Great Hub Steve - I had never heard of this before, and the symptoms are so easy to ignore and blame on something else.

Thanks for sharing!


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einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Thanks for the hub. I read that we should not just take calcium but must take magnesium equal to half the amount of calcium. Please comment.


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for your comment einron. Yes, that is right. Calcium must be taken with magnesium to be effective. If you take 1000mg of Calcium per day then you need to take 500mg of Magnesium.


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sixtyorso 8 years ago from South Africa

Great Hub Thanks for the Info. Another point to watch out for.

Keep up the info flow.


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Bueller's Way 8 years ago from Massachussetts

Wow, hope all my organs function properly. Hate hearing stories about when someone takes a turn for the worst because something decided to burn out. The human body is tough to fix compared to other things.


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Om Paramapoonya 8 years ago

Ginseng tea is also very good for increasing energy and enhancing brain performance. :)

Nice hub, Steve. Thumbs up!


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Karen Ellis 8 years ago from Central Oregon

Thanks for this info about adrenal glands. It is interesting how, obviously everything in our body is interconnected. If something is haywire someplace, it effects everything else - but western doctors only treat each part of a person by administering drugs to take care of the symptoms. If it affects another part, they just give you another drug to take care of those symptoms. I thought they were supposed to be smart.


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Angeltraveler 8 years ago from Australia

Stevemark that was a great hub and I didn't know either about this condition. I know the benefits of magnesium and it has also helped me to keep my blood pressure down and has relieved my symptoms with aching muscles. I am also a big fan of Vitamin B and Evning Primrose oil to reduce stress levels. Thanks again for such an informative hub.


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BlogLady 8 years ago from Arizona

Thanks for the info. I have never heard of this before, yet I have been seeing doctors for the reasons you listed for many years. Getting back on my magnesium supplement today! My doc told me to take it, but that was when I was having PVCs (premature ventricular contractions). He should have told me "why" I needed it.


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A Hub A Day...... 8 years ago from Scotland

Can relate to all of this. Thanks for the info. Good to know the ins and outs of it all without getting to baffled with technical jargon, so well written.


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SusanBonfiglio 8 years ago from Woodmere, NY

Thanks. As someone who has adrenal fatigue, I can say that it is very delibitating at times. Thanks for the information

Susan


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks everyone for your helpful comments.


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New Day 8 years ago from Western United States

Great information! I am very interested in healthy living, diet and how to improve overall health. I am bookmarking your page for future reference.


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franciaonline 8 years ago from Philippines

Hi stevemark122000

After reading your hub on understanding and combatting adrenalin fatigue, I realized that I have all the symptoms. Among the things you pointed out as measures to consider are the need to exercise and refrain from too much sugar. I agree. You offered other measures but exercise and sugar caught me by the collar. I'll have to do something. Thanks for your very helpful hub.

A lot of thanks too for joing my fans club.

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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for your comment franciaonline, i am glad to hear this hub has been helpful to you.


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MasonsMom 8 years ago from U.S.A.

Great info here! Where can I find "all natural stevia" and what exactly is it?


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for your comment MasonsMom. Stevia is an herb native to subtropical and tropical South America. You can find it at your local health food store.


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byee 8 years ago

Reading your hub, I couldn't help but think that the symptoms and the foods/drinks listed are part of many people's everyday lives. I love coffee (I take it with Splenda) and have heard that it is full of antioxidants, but a lot of other info out there say it is bad for you. How do we know which is the truth? I think the only thing most people agree on is that consistent exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do. As far as "eating right", there are so many conflicting advice out there about different foods, drinks, and chemicals that you put into your system. How do we figure out which is the best diet plan for our body type, health condition, age, sex, etc.?


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for your comment byee. I agree. Coffee has its health benefits. Even the caffeine would be healthy if its structure wasn't changed in the heating process. You can get caffeine in its natural form that is very healthy. You can read more about it in my article on Guarana Seed.

I believe the best way to know whether information about nutrtition is true or not is by looking at the research behind it. Has it been proven to be effective in clinical studies. Most of the stuff I read on the internet seems like a lot of hype with no facts to support it. So knowing the reputable sources of information is the first step to finding out the real facts.

Exercise is very important, but shouldn't be looked at as the only thing needed for optimum health. If you put the wrong type of fuel into a car it will overheat and seize up. The same thing is true with our bodies. They need the right nutrition to stay healthy or it is only a matter of time before it breaks down.


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MasonsMom 8 years ago from U.S.A.

Thanks!


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Enlydia Listener 8 years ago from trailer in the country

I have been reading about adrenal fatigue recently...and your article covered it very well...the doctors generally won't recognise this disease...so you have to watch out for it on your own. I hear nettles are good for adrenal fatigue.


alfonso  8 years ago

I suffered 19 years of adrenaline fatigue. I accidently took dhea and he syptems got better in 3 hours. What a shame, i went through hell for the best years of my life. Its a shame mainstrean medicine ignores this living hell.


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Judy Cullins 8 years ago from La Mesa, CA

Thanks Steve for info on adrenals. Although I don't have those symptoms, when I get excited with my business teleseminars, I sleep lighter. One of my clients is also writing a book on Chi Gong and the Adrenals.

Will follow more of your great articles!

Judy Cullins, www. bookcoaching.com


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Stacie L 8 years ago

hey good hub; this is me.Where do you get the saliva tests and the other tests? can I take them at home?


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for your comment Stacie. Check out these links for more info. on tests.

http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/labs.php#SalivaHormo...

You can order kits online.


Valerie 8 years ago

Thanks for the information Steve. I was recently told by my D.O. that my symptoms were due to Adrenal Fatigue. All the Websites and produces seem overwhelming. Where do I start? I have been using Agave Syrup in place of sugar because of it's low glycemic index....comment please.

The reson I went to the doctor is because I have been sweating profusely and that when he discover low cortisol which has been effecting my other hormones......so I have most of the symptoms you describe.

I have had Fibromyalgia for 17 years and I am in Menopause..............60 yrs young!

I Need Help!

Thank you for your expertise....Valerie


Scott  7 years ago

Great thread you have started. I to have adrenal fatigue and being in the medical field I didn"t believe in adrenal fatigue and neither did the docs that I went to for my extreme fatigue. Fast forward three years and three surgies (I probably didn't need) i am on a protocol with a doctor that treats adrenal fatigue. Adrenal Fatigue is real and can impact you're quality of life. This disease takes patience and time to heal. Find a good doc that is also a good coach.

Scott


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Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

Nice hub steve. Thanks for sharing your info.


joarline 7 years ago

Another good one Steve. You sound like a nutritional professional (as opposed to the likes of me). I had to find out all those things you talked about by trial and error - mostly error. No doctor could treat my whole problem. I put up a website with some of the details. I'll be glad to share with anyoun who wants help. JO


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

Are you able to purchase stevia in stores, now? When I was trying to find it awhile back, I was only able to locate it online. I'd really like to try it.

And I'm wondering if you have to have all 3 of those tests, or if one would suffice.

You've written a great hub with tons of information!!


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stevemark122000 7 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for your comment Proud Mom!

Yes, in the U.S. Stevia is now available in health stores.

Taking one of the test should be sufficient.


Ana 7 years ago

I am glad you put this up... my symptoms are as mentioned in your website. Thanks!


hangover cure 7 years ago

Great advice, thanks for the help. I had the same symptoms too!


hangover cure 7 years ago

Great advice, thanks for the help. I had the same symptoms too!


firefly579 7 years ago

My chiropractor diagnosed me with adrenal fatigue last year and gave me DHEA to take but instead of giving me the energy it was supposed to I could hardly get out of bed the next morning. This happened every time I took it. She couldn't explain it. Any insight?


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joecseko 7 years ago from New York, USA, Earth

THS is a great hub, and a condition that physicians often ignore. I'm pretty knowledgable, and a pretty tough critic. I've learned a few things here, and I love the way the hub is laid out!

To firefly579. It's improbable that a single dose of dehydroepiandrosterone could elicit such a strong reaction (to the best of my knowledge- and I'm not a doctor). Tainted product (FDA doesn't watch out for us here)or a very slight chance of hepatoxicity.

Ya take too much???


firefly579 7 years ago

Hi joecsko,

Thanks for the comment but as far as I know I didn't take too much. We changed the dosage a couple of times and then she gave me an herbal DHEA with the same effect...complete exhaustion. I asked 3 chiroprators and none could explain why.


linda 7 years ago

Funny, I have suspected this for a while and did a bio-identical test 3 years ago. It also pointed to this, however, my doc did nothing. I would be a prime candidate. Within 1 year:

I lost my only child in a car accident

my son's best friends baby was born with cerebral palsy

I lost my job to budget cuts,

I had to have emergency gallbladder surgery

a young girl who was like a daughter to me died suddenly. All wthin a year.

Then I was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease that requires IV infusions every 2 weeks for the rest of my life. (Fabry disease) and then on top of it, Lyme disease after a bought of MRSA staph and then c diff as a result of the super anti-biotics for MRSA!!!!!!!!!! So, my life has been in an upheaval for some time. I guess it would stand to reason that my adrenal gland would be burned out. I am now re-doing the saliva test to see where I am at 3 years later than the first one. Hopefully, my doc will pay attention and do something this time.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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bgamall 7 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

This hub is very helpful to my daughter, Steve. Thanks. I also carry it on my new health journal/diary hub.


hangover cure 7 years ago

Great article as usual, very helpful.


Alhub 7 years ago

Very good hub stevemark,clear and to the point,thanks for sharing.


Dee 7 years ago

Thanks,

Good information!


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Sexy jonty 7 years ago from India

Very well written hub .....

very much informative ......

Thank you very much for your great hub, for good advice, good wishes and support. Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

Very good valid info - and too many of us out there are right in 'that spot'. Gotta work on it...Thanks!


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kartika damon 7 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

I'm impressed with your knowledge on health issues! You definitely address important issues and offer great solutions! I just wish I was better at doing what is right for me!


L in Nebraska 7 years ago

Steve,

I have controversy on taking calcium and magnesium together if you

have adreanl fatigue. Please comment.

Thanks.

L in Nebraska


rose 7 years ago

Hi, and thanks for the info. I myself finally went to the doctor's after feeling tired a lot, stressed out, anxiety, empty, miserable and so on...I had terribly cold hands anyway I went to a gyn and had a lot of blood work done...results came back my adrenals were very low, I am now on dheas 5mg and she put me on tyro-trypt which on day 3 now, I am already seeing the light...I cannot even express how important it is to get things checked when you know you are not feeling well. let you know how it goes. thanks


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holisticoach 6 years ago from Portland, OR

If you are having trouble with DHEA, it could be due to chemical (synthetic supplementation) sensitivity.


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TysonFaulkner 6 years ago

Lots of great info, thanks!

It's amazing how much there is to learn about our bodies.


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pantakan 6 years ago

I love your hubs very much my friend


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swade123 6 years ago from California

Steve, thanks for the very informative hub. My daughter and I have some of the symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue. By the way, I tried the link to the saliva testing website and it wouldn't go thru (at least on my computer). However, I put adrenalfatigue.org into my browser and contacted the website.


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Scotty Doc 6 years ago

Thanks for this Steve. I've always been aware of the controversy about Adrenal Fatigue but this explains it very well.

I've blogged about the problems around diagnosis over at http://www.just2tired.com - but I think your explanation covers the ground in a really clear and informative way.

Well done - good work


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan

I just happened across this article, and I'm glad I did! I have only recently heard about adrenal fatigue. This hub is really very helpful and informative. Thanks so much!


cfs 6 years ago

another thing you can take to help restore your adrenals is Maca. it is a turnip like root from Peru. it is a great at restoring your adrenals and acting as an anti-oxidant as well.


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fucsia 6 years ago

thanks for the very informative hub! I am interested in healthy living and diet and your hubs are really useful!


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writer45 6 years ago from Fargo, North Dakota

This is a very interesting and helpful hub. Thank you for writing it, I shall take a copy to my doctor next visit!! She insists that I am very "healthy for my age"!!! (I hate that!)..I have a lot of symptoms described in your hub, I will definitely get them checked out. She'll probably just echo what she has said before: "You are very healthy for your age"!


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kidsklamotten 6 years ago

I just came across and found your words very intersting. Dankie!


DEE 6 years ago

THANK YOU!


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RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

Great info and advice. Thanks!


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Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

informative hub. I had never heard the 80/20 ratio for vegetables and meat. I am going to use that one.

Also this is the 3rd place I have heard about magnesium...gonna try that too.


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How 2 be healthy 6 years ago from at the moment: Thailand

thanks for this interesting hub Steve, Magnesium is important in such a case, nevertheless, we shouldn't forget, what's going on inside our bodies as well. The kidneys are related to the emotion FEAR, according to traditional Chinese medicine, since fear simply increases with age, due to the occuring difficulties, the kidneys are under stress, which affects the adrenal gland a lot.Chi Gong or Tai Chi offers very beneficial exercises and breathing techniques to activate the kidney's activities. A good combination of organic clean food, minerals like magnesium and the right exercises will benefit the organism, I am in Thailand at the moment, practicing Tai Chi with 70 year old Chinese people, that look like 45.Amazing how healthy they are. Greetings from South East Asia.May you all be happy and healthy.Namaste


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akirlew 6 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

Steve, great stuff. We learned all of this the hard way and it almost cost my wife her life. Thank God we found some amazingly gifted health care providers (mostly alternative) and she is on the road to recovery.


firebird56 5 years ago

Steve, this has been informative for me as well. You see, I even took my studies more in-depth as it relates to adrenal fatigue...& Fibromyalgia, Chronics Fatigue, DHEA (even Fabry), calcium-magnesium, elev bp, muscle/bone pain, etc. What I've learned is that many, many people are frequently misdiagnosed and actually have HPT (Hyperparathyroidism, not to be mistaken w/"thyroid")

High calcium/PTH (Parathyroid Hormone) levels (frequently Low Vit D also) are associated with this "not so rare" disease. Hence, the name of "Stones, Bones, Moans & Groans w/physic undertones". Your thoughts?


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aslanlight 5 years ago from England

A very informative hub! Do the tests you mention have to be done by a doctor or can we buy testing kits or something?


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stevemark122000 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for your comment aslanlight!

The test kits can all be purchased at Amazon.


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justover49 5 years ago

Was researching for a paper on glands and found your hub when looking for ways to boost the adrenals. Loved your article. I have had a nutritionist mention adding magnesium to my diet but never knew what the connection was... or how it really pertained to my health. I passed the link on to my mother and will check on the kits on amazon!


Rouillie 5 years ago

New one on me...interesting read!


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inbo5599 5 years ago from Michigan

Great hub. Very helpful!


Ray 5 years ago

I have adrenal fatigue. Should wake up between 15 and 21 on the cortsol scale but only wake with 9, that's the energy level at end of day. I also have high lead and mercury so I removing the last 3 of 9 alamgum fillings then doing chelation. Also have low vit D, the winter is a killer on me. I overwork as a business owner and have often skipped meals. No more though, I'm stolid about getting better. I also had hasimotios and had my thyroid removed years ago, so I guess all of this is toed together. I wouldn't be surprised if the metals are the underlying cause. Btw I'm a painting and remodleing contractor and have done some stupid stuff by not protecting myself. I do Yoga twice a week and if it wasn't for that I don't think I would have survived the last two years. Now taking DHEA, Magnesium, Progesterone, and super strong multi-vit along with good fod habits and more sleep. It looks like a long road, but I've learned now I have limits with how much I can demand


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momsponge 5 years ago

Great hub! This info definitely needs to be put out there more. With the increase in awareness of foods that are bad and what a proper diet should contain there is still a gap in educating people from our primary physicians on vitamins and minerals. When you are lacking in essential vitamins and minerals it can have a ripple effect on your entire body.

Thanks for the info!


Tim 5 years ago

Great Article!

I think I have adrenal fatigue, which started 6 months ago when I changed from a vegetarian diet to a meat diet. Yours is the only article that mentions meat depleting the adrenals, makes sense. Also I noticed you wrote that healthy adrenals slow digestion?! My digestion is super fast and its a nightmare I feel low blood sugar within a couple hours after eating. Thyroid tests are normal. Have not had any adrenal functino tests yet. Would you mind emailing me a bit of info about the adrenals being able to slow digestion, please email theadventuresoftimtam@hotmail.com. cheers

Tim


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I just bookmarked this thanks. for writing this.. I believe this is what is wrong with me.. the dizzy spells I hurt so bad.. I am in bed more than anything.. and then in the middle of the night I cant sleep. ALTHOUGH I DO A LOT OF WALKING I STILL HAVE THIS..I do have a lot of these Symptoms.. Great HUB...


colette 4 years ago

i can feel my adreanals they hurt and itch i have major anxiety they just put me on hormones im scarded i wake up every morn with my heart jumping out of my cest itsso scarey my doc just treat me so bad and that i jusr have anxiety what should i take while i wait for all my teasts come back thanx c


Skellyfree 4 years ago

Thank you for this. I ended up in hospital Accident and Emergency (or Emergency room, as you might say in the USA) overnight, a couple of days ago with what the doctors say is an "over-production of adrenlaine, leading to a panic attack". I am not massively overweight, and am lucky that I was always quite lean and very sporty and active during my school and adult years, but I have experienced a very noticeable change in my body type and gained around 60 pounds, which on my frame is very noticeable.

I experience the pains in my back, neck, have a lot of gynaecological problems, for which I am under a specialist doctor and have constant pains in my finger joints and leg and muscle pain which has worsened considerably in the last two years. I ran a very short distance for a bus on Thursday, after work and this led to me being hospitalised, due to sever pain in my chest and shortness of breath, which did not subside upon resting.

My general practitioner (GP - apologies for the English terminology, as this is where I reside) diagnosed this some months ago and though I tried to increase exercise, I did little to improve my diet - mainly due to constantly going down with infections and a lot of stress at home and work.

I now know that it is essential for me to try some gentle exercise, greatly improve my diet and also try some other ways to relieve stress (such as talking therapies and stress management - which I am lucky enough - due to just commencing a new job at a University - I can access for free.

I will need some help with the supplements but will go to my local health store for help.

Thank you very much for this helpful article. I will let you know how I get on...


Patty Burgett 4 years ago

firebird56......I am currently in the middle of seeing doctors for hyperparathyroidism. You are right. I've been told stress and adrenal fatigue are my problem for years. Just heard of parathyroid glands 3 months ago. Endocrinologist thru insurance blew me off so went outside of insurance. going back to PCP now to see if he will listen now and do something.


marla 4 years ago

Took Wilson's test and saliva test which both indicate severe adrenalin fatigue. I'm in small town and just wonder if I can treat myself since have no qualified Dr. Here or should I travel for instance to Mayo in az for treatment?

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