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Patrick Massey MD, PhD  ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy, Elk Grove Village Il and serving the Chicago area
Adrenal Fatigue
If you were to ask ten physicians if adrenal fatigue was real, you probably would get ten answers beginning with “no”.  However, my medical textbook, more than 20 years old, describes, in great detail different levels of adrenal insufficiency…with the many of the same symptoms as adrenal fatigue. 

Most mainstream endocrinologists feel that adrenal fatigue is a fictitious diagnosis but then again, the majority of most mainstream endocrinologist's medical practice is not fatigue…it is diabetes.  A significant portion of integrative medicine physician's medical practice is fatigue…and they may be more open to solutions…or maybe it is just semantics.
All organs in the body suffer some level of fatigue is stressed.  The adrenal gland is no different and there are FDA approved tests for adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue is the result of too much stress over time…and that affects all of the other hormone systems.  This results in a diverse number of complaints that can seem confusing and unrelated…but they are related and make sense.

Possible Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
Debilitating fatigue
Inability to handle stress
Irregular periods
Mental fogginess or confusion
Symptoms of hypothyroidism
Inability to lose weight
Irritable bowel syndrome
Daytime sleepiness
Worsening PMS
Food cravings
High blood pressure
Low blood pressure
Exercise is fatiguing
Cravings for foods high in salt and fats
Decreased ability to recover from illness
Increased food allergies
Decreased sex drive
Inability to handle carbohydrates and crave sugar
ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy Approach
Measure adrenal function and thyroid function

Specific supplements to improve symptoms and treat condition

Intravenous vitamins – especially vitamin C (click here)
Massage therapy to reduce stress (click here)
Acupuncture may also be beneficial (click here)

Lifestyle changes to relieve daily stress, improve energy and health rare cases of severe adrenal fatigue

Energy based therapy improves energy levels and stress reduction (click here)

Let us help you…call (847) 923-0046 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Massey
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