Adrenal suppression due to steroid therapy

Our current understanding of adrenal function is still at its infancy at best. It is therefore very difficult for any health professional to have a good grasp of the Adrenal Fatigue condition from a purely pathological and physiological perspective. The number of physicians with true expertise in advanced Adrenal Fatigue is very small. Those who are good in this gain their expertise not from textbooks, but from years of clinical experience. There is no short cut, because text-book cases are few and far between. Because the full recovery cycle can take years to complete in severe cases, practitioners with little experience will find it hard to handle cases other than the most mild and straight forward ones.

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I have struggled with insomnia, stomach issues and constipation for several years now. I am also a type II diabetic. I control my blood sugar with diet and exercise. Doctors find nothing wrong with my stomach after tests and endoscopy. I have a hard time eating a lot of foods that I used to enjoy with no problem and I cannot tolerate most supplements, vitamins and medications. When I talk for more than a few minutes, my throat experiences pain and I usually have to stop talking. I also feel like I cannot catch my breath. It is usually difficult to take a deep breath at any given time. I believe I’m dealing with adrenal fatigue. I have read about foods that will help to heal the adrenals and try to take vitamin C and a good calcium-magnesium with vitamin D when I can tolerate it. I exercise regularly but have not been as aggressive because I’m just worn out. Is there more I can do?

Endocrinologists are specialists in hormonal diseases, including adrenal and pituitary conditions that cause secondary adrenal insufficiency. An endocrinologist will have more training and experience in properly diagnosing and treating secondary adrenal insufficiency than most physicians. Most cases of permanent secondary adrenal insufficiency should be managed by an endocrinologist.  In cases of steroid withdrawal for the treatment of medical conditions, endocrinologists often work with the primary physician or specialist in that disease to assess the recovery of pituitary-adrenal reserve and provide guidance about whether long term glucocorticoid therapy is needed.

Thanks Fawne, I actually came across this article doing search of info on Immunity and stress which is becoming most common health issues the world over. I feel lymphocytes are the heart of our immune apparatus and we must protect them at all cost and with all possible methods including immunity friendly diet and eliminating toxins/ antigens. Currently I am working on “auto-toxins” which are produced by our own metabolism, oxidative damage or stressful mental activity. We can explore plant based resources like Curcumin and withanoloids and combine it with Yogic breathing for lasting relief from immunological health issues.

Adrenal suppression due to steroid therapy

adrenal suppression due to steroid therapy

Endocrinologists are specialists in hormonal diseases, including adrenal and pituitary conditions that cause secondary adrenal insufficiency. An endocrinologist will have more training and experience in properly diagnosing and treating secondary adrenal insufficiency than most physicians. Most cases of permanent secondary adrenal insufficiency should be managed by an endocrinologist.  In cases of steroid withdrawal for the treatment of medical conditions, endocrinologists often work with the primary physician or specialist in that disease to assess the recovery of pituitary-adrenal reserve and provide guidance about whether long term glucocorticoid therapy is needed.

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