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What causes an adrenal fatigue?

Thinking I have adrenal fatigue. I had a 12-hr saliva adrenal test and levels proved to be low so i was put on a low dose of hydrocortisone (10mg daily) which helped my energy initially - 5 months ago. I am still feeling fatigue which comes and goes, also depression and trouble sleeping, numbness and tingling in hands and arms sometimes. Can't do high intensity work outs or I'm tired. In Aug. '14 I had a total hysterectomy because of endometriosis and PCOS. Thinking the adrenal fatigue was caused by that. My question: Should i get a second opinion? Do you think it could be something else?
Thu, 14 Jul 2016
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Hi welcome to HCM

Dear ,I can understand your concern for adrenal fatigue .

Adrenal fatigue can be caused by a number of factors, including stress , lack of physical activity , lack of nutricious diet, physical and emotional trauma
In fact ,your weak immune system due to faulty food habits and derailed life style is responsible for this condition of yours .

Gulping on on;ly medicines will not help cure unless you modify your life style and food habits .

Avoiding Tea , coffee , alcohol , smoking , dehyderation , sedentary life style, is the best approach , to strengthen your immunity .
Make solid changes to your lifestyle for lasting results. If you aim for a balanced lifestyle with including nutricious food - fiber , vitamins ,minerals , and antioxidants in natural form like amla , lemon fresh green veges & fruit , Aloe vera juice , coconut water , lot of water to detox your system .

Proper rest , healthy level of sleep, meditation , pranayam - Deep Breathing - Inhale - Hold - Exhale - Hold for 10 -20 times , yoga , exercise, fun and positive environment will lead you most likely to keep your adrenal system going strong .

It may take a month to 3 monthes to recover . Gradualy you come to normal stage .
If you still feel you should consult a competant physician for second opinion
Hope this helps sove your query . Take care all the best .
Dr Suchda

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What causes an adrenal fatigue?

Hi welcome to HCM Dear ,I can understand your concern for adrenal fatigue . Adrenal fatigue can be caused by a number of factors, including stress , lack of physical activity , lack of nutricious diet, physical and emotional trauma In fact ,your weak immune system due to faulty food habits and derailed life style is responsible for this condition of yours . Gulping on on;ly medicines will not help cure unless you modify your life style and food habits . Avoiding Tea , coffee , alcohol , smoking , dehyderation , sedentary life style, is the best approach , to strengthen your immunity . Make solid changes to your lifestyle for lasting results. If you aim for a balanced lifestyle with including nutricious food - fiber , vitamins ,minerals , and antioxidants in natural form like amla , lemon fresh green veges & fruit , Aloe vera juice , coconut water , lot of water to detox your system . Proper rest , healthy level of sleep, meditation , pranayam - Deep Breathing - Inhale - Hold - Exhale - Hold for 10 -20 times , yoga , exercise, fun and positive environment will lead you most likely to keep your adrenal system going strong . It may take a month to 3 monthes to recover . Gradualy you come to normal stage . If you still feel you should consult a competant physician for second opinion Hope this helps sove your query . Take care all the best . Dr Suchda