Adrenal Exhaustion

Symptoms of Adrenal Insufficiency

If your adrenal glands are under active, what might you be experiencing? Low adrenal function can cause, among other symptoms:

• Fatigue
• Recurrent infections
• Difficulty shaking off infections
• Poor response and “crashing” during stress
• Achiness
• Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar with irritability when hungry)
• Low blood pressure and dizziness upon first standing

Hypoglycemia deserves special mention. Many people with CFS/FMS sometimes become shaky and nervous, then dizzy, irritable and fatigued. These people often feel better after they eat sweets, which improve their energy and mood for a short period of time. Because of this, these people often crave sugar, not realizing that it makes their blood sugar level initially shoot back up to normal, which is what makes them feel better, but then makes it continue shooting up beyond normal. The body responds to this by driving the sugar level back down below normal again. The effect, energy-wise, is like a roller coaster.  Read more….

  • You may find the following books both informative and helpful.

  • Scroll down for the link to the Adrenal section of Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s CFS/Fibromyalgia Treatment Protocol.

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Adrenal Fatigue

Author: James L. Wilson, Johnathan V. Wright…; Buy New: $10.17

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly informative and reader-friendly book., May 22, 2002

This is an incredibly informative and reader-friendly book about a common debilitating medical condition that goes largely undiagnosed and untreated. ADRENAL FATIGUE: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome is a very empowering work cram-packed with vital information about a condition that very likely affects millions of people. Author Dr. James L. Wilson gives us both the bad news and the good news about this situation. The bad news is how this illness is devastating so many lives, how so many people are being left without hope, and why traditional (allopathic) medicine has failed to recognize or remedy this tragedy. The good news is that this condition can be diagnosed, can be treated, and that there is hope. And Wilson ought to know. With 3 doctorate and two masters degrees all from different disciplines (including Human Nutrition, Naturopathic Medicine, and Bio/Nutrition), Wilson lectures extensively to physicians and is an internationally acknowledged expert on alternative, holistic approaches to health. Supporting Wilsons claims about adrenal fatigue are his 25 years of clinical practice and a depth and breadth of research based on over 2400 scientific references. But dont be daunted by the academic and scientific pedigree of the author; this book is a very easy readdeceptively so for the quality and import of the material.

The book opens with an overview of the function of the adrenals, and how they are prone to chronic fatigue given our hyper-stressed contemporary lifestyles. This is followed by a section on how to tell if you have adrenal fatigue, which includes a questionnaire, several simple at-home diagnostic tests that you can perform yourself, as well as thorough information on the availability (and usefulness) of different laboratory tests. The heart and soul of Wilsons book (and where you get a sense of this doctors caring bedside manner) is the lengthy section on the treatment of adrenal dysfunction, Helping Yourself Back to Health. This is the good news section. It includes detailed information and sage advice on multiple strategies for treatment, such as lifestyle, food, food allergies and sensitivities, dietary supplements, adrenal cell extracts, and replacement hormones. This section concludes with a suggested daily program for adrenal recovery, advice on what to expect on your road back to adrenal health, a very helpful list of questions and answers, and even a trouble-shooting guide if you discover that you still need help. The final section of the book is the most scientific; it details the functions of the adrenal glands. This section (as well as the entire book) is supported by helpfuland often entertainingillustrations.

I discovered through answering the books questionnaire and performing two of the self-diagnostic tests that I probably do not suffer from this ailment (although Ill bet that I have numerous friends who do). I do however suffer from migraine headaches, and since much of the book addresses general wellness, I read on with great interest. Most of Dr. Wilsons information and advice on lifestyle, food, food allergies and sensitivities (for me, especially this one), and dietary supplements, is material we can all benefit fromthe infirm and the healthy among us alike. For the millions of people who do suffer from adrenal fatigue, there are several aspects of the book that I imagine will be most welcome. Foremost will surely be the confirmation that yes, there is something identifiably wrong with you, and the clear beacon of hope for recovery that his program projects. Especially for those readers who are afflicted with adrenal fatigue but are not quite ready to give up on traditional western medicine, Wilson presents a very balanced picture of what you can and cannot expect from your physician, and plenty of good advice for how to negotiate the interface between traditional and alternative healthcare. Lastly, Dr. Wilson has created a website,[URL], that offers updated information and advice, including information on the availability of products and services sure to be of help to sufferers from adrenal fatigue.

Comprehensive, yet very friendly; empowering and very hopeful, this book is certain to help a lot of people.

B001D6XGVK A Complete Look at Adrenal Fatigue
Author: James M. Lowrance; Buy New: $5.56

Product Description
This e-book is a detailed look at Adrenal Fatigue symptoms, diagnosis and treatment by a fellow sufferer, who has experienced this stress-related syndrome. I, the author have also found treatments and lifestyle change methods that have been tremendously effective in relieving my symptoms.

In the year 2003, during a time I was developing autoimmune thyroid disease and going through a prolonged and severe period of stress (chronic), I experienced this very real illness that results in diminished adrenal function. I found doctors who were able to diagnose my adrenal fatigue through testing, which determined that the low functioning adrenal syndrome was co-morbid (co-occurring) to my thyroid disease.

With Adrenal Fatigue being a sub-clinical condition and not full blown Adrenal Insufficiency, many doctors will not recognize or treat the syndrome. There are however highly reputable medical research articles that have been published, describing sub-clinical adrenal insufficient states. Some of the health conditions that may result in Adrenal Fatigue, or that may include it as a feature of them, include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and autoimmune diseases.

For the majority of Adrenal Fatigue sufferers, they are experiencing the syndrome due to chronic stress and not due to another co-morbid health condition. Some of them refer to it as being “stressed out” all of the time.

There is hope of recovery and for some patients they will see full recovery and prevention of re-occurrence. It is important however, to become educated about this sometimes debilitating health condition, so that you can see the best results from treatment and recover your quality-of-life.

I have endeavored in this 6,659 word e-book, to offer an educational resource to sufferers of Adrenal Fatigue.

Click here to read the Adrenal Hormones and Glandular Support section of Dr. Teitelbaum’s CFS/Fibromyalgia Treatment Protocol.

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