Adrenal fatigue Vs Adrenal insufficiency|causes, symptoms and Treatment
Adrenal insufficiency and adrenal fatigue
Adrenal insufficiency is defined as the collection of non-specific symptoms such as body aches, sleep apnea, neural disorder etc. Adrenal gland produces several hormones but when there is low production of this hormone it is known as Adrenal insufficiency.
This can be diagnosed by cortisol test unlike Adrenal fatigue which is not diagnosable, it was coined by James Wilson in 1998 who is an expert in alternative medicine.it is a mild form of adrenal insufficiency caused by chronic stress.
Adrenal fatigue is not real according to the largest endocrinologist in the world, they claim there is no science proof to back it up
Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include:
3. Low BP
4.rapid weight loss
5. Loss of hair
There are many other disease that have similar symptoms as adrenal insufficiency, however definite sign is low cortisol level after blood test in the laboratory.
Symptoms of adrenal fatigue
Although doctors are Unable to pinpoint your ailment even with Symptoms but when you feel fatigue even after getting enough sleep, feels tired even with enough rest. This is an indication of adrenal fatigue, other symptoms are:
- Brain fog
- Low energy
- Depressive mood
- Salt and sweet cravings (might have something to do with abnormal osmotic function of the kidney)
- Light headedness
No approved test yet for Adrenal fatigue.
How is adrenal fatigue treated?
Definite treatment is difficult since there is no means of diagnosis but there are foods for adrenal fatigue
They include :
1.diet low in sugar (to prevent weight loss)
3. Foods rich in vitamim and Minerals
Best stress reliever is Exercise
Look into the cause of stress, don’t use cortisol if you are unsure of your illness rather look into your lifestyle and diet.
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