Adrenal Fatigue Treatment

Means Treating Exactly What?

By: - Health & Fitness - May 26, 2011
adrenal fatigue treatment

Someone complains once too often about always feeling tired, nervous, achy, and unable to sleep well, and for sure Americans will be inclined to slap a nametag on this “condition.”

In this case, people with these complaints are now wearing a label that calls out for “adrenal fatigue’ treatment.

Of course, in the minds of many, it is somewhat questionable as to what exactly is being treated.

Why should there be any doubts?

Well, the treatment is prompted by so-called adrenal fatigue symptoms that are all too frequently nonspecific regarding the underlying cause.

According to one Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, as commonly used, the term encompasses a number of “nonspecific symptoms,” including body aches, fatigue, nervousness, disturbed sleep patterns and digestive problems.

“The term often shows up in popular health books and on alternative medicine websites, but it isn’t an accepted medical diagnosis,” says Dr. Todd Nippoldt.

Many in the traditional medical community say these types of symptoms are suggestive of adrenal insufficiency, often referred to as Addison’s disease. This means that adrenal glands are not producing hormones in the quantities your body requires.

President John F. Kennedy suffered from Addison’s disease but this was always cloaked in a veil of secrecy.

Adrenal insufficiency entails many of those problems linked to adrenal fatigue symptoms. However, in addition to tiredness and body aches, there is also low blood pressure, unexplained weight loss, and loss of body hair.

It is clear that blood and other tests can be effective in diagnosing adrenal insufficiency.

But these tests miss the mark when it comes to adrenal fatigue and should not be used as the basis to begin adrenal fatigue treatment.

There are those who remain steadfast in their insistence that a combination of the complaints is a sure sign of adrenal fatigue symptoms. And the theory, which has yet to be properly validated, says chronic stress is the culprit.

They then go further and insist that the blood tests in use are not so fine tuned that they can pinpoint a very slight lowering of adrenal function.

Perhaps the leading advocate of adrenal fatigue is a Canadian who decided to relocate and who now has a base of operations in Tucson, Arizona. He launched his advocacy in a 2001 book on the subject.

“One of the few good things about adrenal fatigue is that you can do most of what is necessary to recover and regain your adrenal health, yourself.” says James L. Wilson, N.D., D.C., PhD.

Wait a minute. If you look closely, you may think there is a typo in his credentials. Shouldn’t that be M.D. and not N.D.?

I thought so and checked a bit further, only to discover it is N.D. and it refers to Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.

Well, it seems each person exhibiting the above cited range of symptoms must decide for themselves.

Do you think you have adrenal fatigue symptoms which require adrenal fatigue treatment?

If this is your decision, you can go to the Canadian N.D.’s website and purchase a range of products that may be able to help you.

Or, do you want to head on over to Rochester, Minnesota, because you think you have symptoms of adrenal insufficiency?


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