Adrenal Fatigue? See A Doctor

27 12 2010

I just read something interesting that everyone who thinks they have adrenal fatigue should read. This article may change your outlook on what you “think” you have and help you find the truth behind your fatigue. Here is a snippet of the article:

Adrenal Fatigue? See A Doctor

Main Category: Endocrinology
Also Included In: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia;  Primary Care / General Practice;  Preventive Medicine
Article Date: 18 Mar 2010 – 3:00 PDT

Taking vitamins or supplements to treat “adrenal fatigue” may do more harm than good, says Todd Nippoldt, M.D., a Mayo Clinic expert in hormone disorders affecting the adrenal glands.

“Adrenal fatigue is a term that was invented outside the mainstream medical community to explain a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as fatigue, body aches, sleep disturbances and digestive problems,” says Dr. Nippoldt. In the March issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource, he explains why the attention focused on adrenal fatigue — in books, articles and Web sites — is troubling…”

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2 responses

14 02 2011
Jen Busch

See a doctor? They don’t believe in it since it doesn’t have a diagnostic code, although it becoming much more recognized. We all need to continue to let others know there is such a devastating problem. I have released a book “All In My Mind Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia”. I wanted to reach those are suffering and no one – even some family members and friends – believes there is a problem. Best, Jen Busch

11 05 2012

Way to go, Jen. I’m late to this post, but I am so tired of seeing Dr. Nippoldt quoted again and again from the one article he wrote about this. Because he is with the esteemed Mayo Clinic, his article and all the others that quote from it, are near the top of google searches for “Adrenal Fatigue”. Well, there ARE tests that can show that one or more of the adrenal hormones is/are out of normal range, but not to the point of warranting a diagnosis of Addison’s. Still, these patients suffer with very real symptoms and Dr. Nippoldt would serve his patients a lot better if he LOOKED at the test results and helped to come up with a treatment protocol before we all end up in the ER with undiagnosed Addison’s. Many, many doctors disagree with him. Aren’t we beyond ignoring the path to a disease and waiting for a full-blown shutdown to occur? This is dangerous and irresponsible, not to mention crazy-making for the people who suffer from this very real condition.

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