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Adrenal Fatigue FAQs: The Adrenal/Thyroid Relationship and Mouth Infections

Posted On May 22, 2012

Question: How much work do the thyroid and adrenal glands share, and how do they hand off their responsibilities? The thyroid and the adrenal glands have different responsibilities, and don’t exactly “hand off” tasks, but they work closely together in the body. The thyroid has many functions, but is primarily concerned with controlling metabolism and…

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How to Diagnose and Help Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On May 15, 2012

How do doctors diagnose adrenal fatigue? Medicine generally only recognizes Addison’s disease, which is the most extreme end of low adrenal function. Doctors who are familiar with the varying degrees of decreased adrenal function usually test the adrenal hormone levels in your saliva. This is an accurate and useful indicator of adrenal fatigue that is…

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Adrenal Fatigue: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted On May 07, 2012

Who experiences adrenal fatigue? Anyone from birth to old age and from any race or culture can experience adrenal fatigue. People vary greatly in their ability to respond to and withstand stress. An illness, a life crisis or a continuing difficult situation can drain the adrenal resources of even the healthiest person. However, there are…

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What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Posted On May 01, 2012

What is Adrenal Fatigue? Your adrenal glands respond to every internal and external stress you experience by preparing your body to react to the stressor while maintaining your life-preserving homeostasis. They do this via the various hormones they produce, the primary one being cortisol. In adrenal fatigue the adrenal glands function, but below their optimal…

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Maintaining Sanity in Times of Stress: Stress Management Tips

Posted On Apr 26, 2012

Create a sense of control over the situation (or your response to it) A diminished sense of control or mastery over life is a risk factor for depression, and hopelessness can literally transform stress into depression.12 Increasing your sense of control can reduce this risk. If you are feeling stressed, find a way to exert…

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Maintaining Sanity in Times of Stress: How Stress Affects Mental Health

Posted On Apr 25, 2012

It’s not hard to see the physical effects of too much stress; things like muscle tension, fatigue, blood sugar imbalances and rising blood pressure (or dropping blood pressure with adrenal fatigue) are easy to recognize. However, sometimes stress takes an even greater toll on areas which aren’t as visible: your emotional health. Stress can contribute…

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Let’s Talk About Sex … and Stress: Supporting Your Sexual Response

Posted On Apr 19, 2012

Sex as natural stress relief Some studies show that short term stress or anxiety can actually increase sexual response and sex hormone production. In this type of stress, a branch of the nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is activated. The SNS stimulates release of adrenaline and noradrenaline from the adrenal glands, which…

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Let’s Talk About Sex … and Stress: The Effects of Stress on Sex Drive

Posted On Apr 18, 2012

It’s a Friday evening, and you’re looking forward to a special evening alone with your partner. You collect your things to leave the office … when your boss dumps an extra project on your desk for the weekend. Then some hotshot in a turbocharged sports car cuts you off, and you spill your drink on…

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How to Save Your Sleep and Manage Stress

Posted On Apr 12, 2012

  Now that we’ve discussed the sleep-stress connection, let’s talk about how to save that precious sleep and better manage stress. Higher subjective ratings of stress during the day are associated with poorer sleep. Conversely, poorer sleep is associated with higher ratings of stress during the day. Therefore, anywhere you are able to impact this…

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Got Stress? How’s Your Sleep?

Posted On Apr 11, 2012

The sleep-stress connection Who hasn’t experienced a restless night full of tossing and turning from worry about a test, interview or presentation the next day? Stress and worry affect your quality of sleep which, in turn, affects your ability to handle stress. Difficulties with sleep or stress management can produce a vicious circle of decreased…

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