March 2, 2012

Adrenal Fatigue in Women

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , at 11:59 pm by PCOSLady

Adrenal Fatigue in Women
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http://www.bodylogicmd.com/for-women/adrenal-fatigue
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Mama said there’d be days like this, but I didn’t think they’d all be so close together!
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Remember hearing how the “fight-or-flight” response was what helped save the species from things like saber-tooth tigers and volcanic eruptions? Well, wouldn’t it be something to see our ancestors trying to handle the carpooling, full-time jobs, economic blow-ups, traffic and trips to the grocery store that trigger our “fight-or-flight” response several times every day? Throw some hormone imbalance, depression, anxiety and adrenal fatigue into the mix. No wonder we’re exhausted.
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Adrenal Fatigue in Women
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The Adrenal Glands
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Contact a Physician after you take the QUIZ!
Post Menopause Stress and adrenal fatigue go hand in hand. The adrenal glands, two triangle-shaped glands that sit over the kidneys, are responsible for regulating the body’s response to stress by controlling the hormones released during stress. When stress becomes chronic or is not well managed, the adrenal glands are unable to function optimally. Cortisol is the main adrenal hormone and it is used to manage stress. The highest amount of cortisol is secreted by the adrenals in the morning to get us going, with levels decreasing throughout the day. The adrenals secrete cortisol in response to low blood sugar, stress, exercise, and excitement.
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The Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
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~ Waking up in the mid-portion of the night
~ Unable to fall asleep
~ Anxiety
~ Depression
~ Increased susceptibility to infections
~ Midday Fatigue
~ Reduced tolerance for stress
~ Craving for sweets and salty foods
~ Allergies to things you were never allergic to before
~ Chemical sensitivities
~ A tendency to feel cold (many people and doctors think they have hypothyroidism).
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The Solution
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The stress caused by hormone imbalance, namely in perimenopause and menopause for women, is a huge contributor to adrenal fatigue. Bioidentical hormone therapy balances your hormones, including the hormones released during stress, with customized prescriptions that fit your body chemistry and what your body needs. This, combined with an individualized nutrition /supplement and fitness program, maintains normal hormone levels and can effectively eliminate the symptoms associated with menopause and perimenopause.
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The dietary supplements that BodyLogicMD offers to treat adrenal fatigue as part of the nutrition plan ensure that your body will have a healthy ratio of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. This healthy ratio works in concert with the bioidentical hormone therapy to provide some relief from adrenal fatigue symptoms and to help ensure that the condition and its symptoms do not return. The vitamins and minerals personalized by your BodyLogicMD bioidentical hormone doctor aid your adrenal glands in handling stress. This plan of hormonal balance and proper nutrition, serve to greatly reduce stress and adrenal fatigue.
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Site
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http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/cause-of-low-blood-pressure.html
~ Healthy Holistic Living… What could be the cause of low blood pressure?

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Male Adrenal Fatigue

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , at 11:52 pm by PCOSLady

Male Adrenal Fatigue
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http://www.bodylogicmd.com/for-men/adrenal-fatigue
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Finding the Middle of the Road…

Burnt out? Refuel!

Stressed is an understatement. You’re always exhausted, but you can’t sleep. Plus, you ache all over, you’re losing muscle mass and you’re on edge all the time. You try to relax but nothing seems to be helping. Make a pit stop and refuel your hormones.
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Adrenal Fatigue Treatment
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Male adrenal fatigue and stress go hand in hand. The adrenal glands, which are two triangle-shaped glands found above the kidneys, are responsible for regulating a man’s reaction to stress. The chief adrenal hormone used to manage stress is cortisol. The adrenal glands emit cortisol in response to stress, low blood sugar, excitement, and during exercise. Under normal circumstances, the adrenal glands emit the highest amount of cortisol within the first hours of waking and slowly decrease production as the day progresses. When stress is not properly managed or when it becomes extreme, the ability for the adrenal glands to function optimally is compromised.
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What is Male Adrenal Fatigue?
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If a man’s stress level remains excessive for a prolonged length of time, the adrenal glands respond by producing the adrenal hormone cortisol continually. This over-exertion taxes the adrenal glands to the point where the glands are unable to produce the necessary levels of cortisol to keep up with the demand; and subsequently these drastically diminished levels of cortisol eventually lead to adrenal fatigue in men. This hormone imbalance induced fatigue affects all the other hormones in the body, producing a chain-like reaction.
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While attempting to maintain high cortisol production to manage the chronic stress levels, the adrenal glands are unable to maintain the production of other necessary hormones. One such hormone, referred to as DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone, is developed from progesterone. DHEA is vital to maintaining the balance of hormones in your body and low amounts of this important hormone contribute to male adrenal fatigue symptoms.
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The Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue in Men
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~ Mid-day fatigue
~ Difficulty falling asleep
~ Emerging allergies
~ Sensitivity to chemicals
~ Anxiety
~ Increased susceptibility to infections
~ Reduced stress tolerance
~ Weakened immune function
~ Inability to sleep through the night
~ Depression
~ Aching joints
~ Diminished sex drive
~ A tendency to feel cold (many individuals and doctors often misdiagnose hypothyroidism)
~ Craving for salt and sweets
~ Erectile dysfunction
~ Loss of muscle mass and strength
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Adrenal Fatigue Treatment: The Steps to Natural Hormone Balance for Men
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BodyLogicMD’s bioidentical hormone doctors have successfully helped men suffering from adrenal fatigue with a customized regimen. The first step of adrenal fatigue treatement is complete comprehensive saliva testing to determine your cortisol levels and the amount being produced. Adding natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy when necessary and supplementing with a good multi- vitamin, in addition to vitamins B, C, magnesium and others are a natural next step. Additionally, Ortho Molecular’s Adren-All is recommended to help sustain adrenal function.
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It is best to avoid hydrogenated fats, excessive caffeine, refined carbohydrates, alcohol and sugar. Instead, we suggest men eat a diet that includes quality protein with regular meals of high nutritional value. Getting eight hours of sleep every night is essential to give the adrenals an opportunity to repair overnight. Furthermore, taking time to evaluate daily and situational stressors and practice stress management with gentle exercise, meditation or yoga can be a very beneficial addition to your customized regimen.
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Men no longer need to suffer the symptoms of male adrenal fatigue; many of our patients have found the solution for adrenal fatigue treatment is an integrated approach of bioidentical hormone therapy combined with proper nutrition and fitness.
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Site
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http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/cause-of-low-blood-pressure.html

~ Healthy Holistic Living… What could be the cause of low blood pressure?

Adrenal Fatigue Home Tests

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , at 11:43 pm by PCOSLady

From:
http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=117152
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Tests for Adrenal Fatigue You Can Do At Home
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In Dr. Wilson’s book, Adrenal Fatigue , he lists 3 tests you can do at home to help determine if you have Adrenal Fatigue (or Burned Out Adrenals, as Dr. S calls it). This might be helpful for those who can’t afford a Cortisol test.
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Test #1: Iris Contraction Test
Equipment required: chair, small flashlight, mirror, a watch (with a second hand), and a dark room.
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In a darkened room, sit in a chair in front of a mirror. Holding the flashlight at the side of your head, shine it across one eye (not into the eye). Watch what happens in the mirror.
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You should see your pupil contract immediately after the light hits the eye. The pupil will normally stay contracted, but if you have adrenal fatigue, the pupil won’t be able to hold its contraction and will dilate. This dilation will take place within 2 minutes and last for about 30-45 seconds before it contracts again. Time how long the dilation lasts and record it along with the date. Retest monthly as it serves as an indicator of recovery.
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Test #2: Blood Pressure Test
If your blood pressure drops when you stand up from a lying position, this almost always indicates low adrenals. This can be measured with a blood pressure gauge (a sphygmomanometer), which you can buy at a drug store. Make sure to purchase the type that doesn’t require a stethoscope to take your blood pressure.
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Make sure to do this test when you are well hydrated or it could give you a false positive. Lie down quietly for about 10 minutes, then take your blood pressure (while still lying down). Then stand up and measure your blood pressure immediately upon standing. Normally blood pressure will rise 10-20mmHg from standing up. If your blood pressure drops, you likely have adrenal fatigue. The more severe the drop, the more severe the adrenal fatigue.
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* Test #3: Sergent’s White Line
This is only present in about 40% of people with Adrenal Fatigue, but if the test is positive, it’s a “slam dunk” confirmation.
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With a ballpoint pen, take the cap end of the pen and lightly stroke the skin on your abdomen, making a mark about 6″ long. Within a few seconds, a line should appear. In a normal reaction, the mark is initially white, but reddens within a few seconds. If you have Adrenal Fatigue, the line will stay white for about 2 minutes and will also widen.
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Take the Adrenal Fatigue QUIZ
http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/take-the-adrenal-fatigue-quiz
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A MUST!
An excellent list of questions to answer!
You will learn many things about you from it!
– Print this out and show your doctor, keeping a copy for yourself…
* It’s long so i only listed the link…

Fatigue Diet, Symptoms, Causes

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , at 11:22 pm by PCOSLady

http://www.articlesbase.com/alternative-medicine-articles/symptoms-causes-and-diet-for-fatigue-4257563.html
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Symptoms, Causes and Diet for Fatigue

Posted: Feb 18, 2011
Fatigue is generally defined as a feeling of lack of energy and motivation that can be physical, mental or both. Fatigue is not the same as drowsiness, but the desire to sleep may accompany fatigue. Apathy is a feeling of indifference that may accompany fatigue or exist independently. In addition, individuals often describe fatigue using a variety of terms including weary, tired, exhausted, malaise, listless, lack of energy and feeling run down.
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Fatigue is common. About 20% of Americans claim to have fatigue intense enough to interfere with living a normal life. A physical cause has been estimated to be responsible 20% to 60% of the time, while emotional or mental causes comprise the other 40% to 80% of cases of fatigue. Unfortunately, fatigue can also occur in normal individuals that experience intense physical or mental activity (or both).
However, in contrast to fatigue that occurs with some diseases and syndromes, normal fatigue in healthy individuals is quickly relieved in a few hours to about a day when the physical or mental activity is reduced. Also, people occasionally experience fatigue after eating (sometimes termed postprandial depression) which can be a normal response to food, especially after large meals and this may last about 30 minutes to several hours.
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FYI
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~ Dr Oz … Are You Normal….or Nuts? 6/26/12 … 46% of Chronic Fatigue inflicted people have parasites creating their symptoms… Those parasites can live 25 years in your stomach…
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Fatigue Symptoms
Fatigue, either mental or physical, is a symptom that usually has some underlying cause. Fatigue may be described by people in different ways, and may include some combination of the following (both mental and physical):
~ weakness,
~ lack of energy,
~ constantly tired or exhausted,
~ lack of motivation,
~ difficulty concentrating, and/or
~ difficulty starting and completing tasks
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Other symptoms such as fainting or loss of consciousness (syncope), near-syncope, rapid heartbeat (palpitations), dizziness or vertigo may also be described as part of the fatigue experienced by the affected individual. The presence of these symptoms may actually help lead a health care practitioner to discover the underlying cause(s) of the fatigue.
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Fatigue Causes
The potential causes of fatigue are numerous. The majority of diseases known to man often list fatigue or malaise as possible associated symptoms. This is complicated by the fact that fatigue can occur in normal healthy individuals as a normal response to physical and mental exertion. However, normal fatigue may begin to become abnormal if it becomes chronic, extreme or prolonged fatigue; usually this occurs when a person experiences chronic or prolonged physical or mental exertion. For example, unusually hard physical or mental exertion for one day can result in normal fatigue that may last about a day or sometimes more, depending on the exertion level, while daily unusually hard physical or mental exertion may result in prolonged fatigue (usually greater than 24 to 48 hours). This latter situation may develop into abnormal fatigue.
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How to Cure for Fatigue
There are numerous cures for chronic fatigue syndrome, but is advised that patients must consult their doctor before taking in any medication. Among the most common category of medications to treat chronic fatigue, anti-depressants are the most popular.
That is because anti-depressants surely help patients relax more even with their feeling of restlessness due to the onset of the viral disease.
However, there are also many forms of diet that can effectively help curtail the disease.
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Diets for chronic fatigue
To start with, a patient can take a water cure diet. This form of diet is the simplest and can be easily executed as long as the patient is disciplined enough and determined.
The water cure diet would see that the patient must take water that is equivalent to half of the body’s weight. For example, the body weighs 150 lbs. The patient must then take ounces of water daily that is equivalent to 75 lbs.
It is also recommended that the patient take in at least a quarter of salt for about every quart of water that he drinks. The salt can also be used in food.
There is no restrictions in food intake, but the water cure diet restricts patients from drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages because they are diuretics.
Recommended food to include in diets
No special diets other than water cure is recommended for chronic fatigue patients. However, the patients are advised to avoid food groups that are considered toxic to the body.
These food group includes aspartame (a synthetic form of sugar), refined oils, food additives, chlorinated water, margarine and hydrogenated fats, junk foods, alcoholic and softdrinks and chocolates.
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Instead, experts advise chronic fatigue patients to include the following in their food intake: organic food, sea vegetables, olive oil, lemonade, maple syrup, seaweeds, vegetable juices, unrefined sea salt, and foods that are rich in essential fatty acids.
Knowledge of how the food replenishes the body will greatly help a patient understand more about the usual food and substances that are recommended to help the body cope up and recover from chronic fatigue.
Overall, it is also most recommended that you avoid the disease, because, as they say, an ounce of prevention far outpaces pounds of cure.
Sticking to the normal, healthy lifestyle would surely boost the function of the body’s immune system, making it more resistant to the future onset of the disease.
drcharlesbuchar
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Fatigue Causes and Symptoms and Home Remedies for Chronic Fatigue syndrome

Fatigue is the most common presenting complaint in doctor’s offices, and can be part of scores of serious medical conditions, as much as from overwork or lack of sleep. Underlying causes need to be identified, and natural medicine recognizes many less obvious contributing factors. These include chronic intestinal dysbiosis, liver overload, adrenal exhaustion, hidden infections (yeast, viral or parasitic) and food allergies. Typical short-term solutions such as caffeine, tobacco, sugar and other
By: drcharlesbucharl Health> Alternative Medicinel Dec 19, 2011

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