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    Low blood pressure and adrenal fatugue......


    A side affect of adrenal fatigue or exhaustion is low or low end blood pressure.

    I always knew that but DRs were always telling me my blood pressure was excellent when I knew this was a symptom of something worse.

    So.........how do I raise my blood pressure?

    Salt? If So......what kind?

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    i'd have bloodwork done to check out adrenal function... then you can go from there
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    been there done that.....I have very low adrenal function
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    and they didn't perscribe any meds? i dunno what to tell ya... stims will increase blood pressure, but will not help your adrenal function in the long run
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinn View Post
    A side affect of adrenal fatigue or exhaustion is low or low end blood pressure.

    I always knew that but DRs were always telling me my blood pressure was excellent when I knew this was a symptom of something worse.

    So.........how do I raise my blood pressure?

    Salt? If So......what kind?
    Did you get your aldosterone & renin tested ?

    Aldosterone is made by the adrenals & helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body. This helps control blood pressure and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the blood. So yes, low aldosterone from adrenal fatigue can therefore cause low blood pressure. Note not all cases of adrenal fatigue will result in low Aldosterone.

    Sea salt can be used when aldosterone is low. Usually 1/4-1 tsp mixed in water 2 times a day. More severe cases may require prescrip med Florinef
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    HC is also a mineral-corticosteroid. First thing if adrenals are wacked is to lay off all stressful activity (including intense exercise) and get on HC. Start slow, and work up to 20mg and see if that is enough. SOme have to go hihgher, much higher (im at 42.5mg) but dont even think about going there until you been on 20mg for a while.

    But the advice to get renin and aldosterone tested first is a good piece of advice. If they are off, HC 'might' be enough along with GOOD quality sea salt...not just your store bought white refined from sea salt, but the grey or green rough stuff. Do that 1/2 first thing am and then around 4pm. Use salt liberally on food. If not enough, you can add in .1mg of florinef to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinn View Post
    A side affect of adrenal fatigue or exhaustion is low or low end blood pressure.

    I always knew that but DRs were always telling me my blood pressure was excellent when I knew this was a symptom of something worse.

    So.........how do I raise my blood pressure?

    Salt? If So......what kind?


    Trying to bring up the BP without adressing the adrenal dysfunction is treating a symptom, rather than addressing the cause. If you give yourself proper adrenal support, perhaps in the form of isocort or hydrocortisone, the BP should come up.

    The first thing you need to do is place yourself under the care of a physician who believes that there is such a thing as adrenal fatigue. Most mainstream physicians don't
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpeil2 View Post
    The first thing you need to do is place yourself under the care of a physician who believes that there is such a thing as adrenal fatigue. Most mainstream physicians don't
    Why is this? I mean you can be deficient in any number of things: Vitamins, minerals, macronutrients, enzymes, other hormones...why do they think it's so crazy for adrenal hormones to be off, especially in the presence of other hormone malfunctions. Seems like poor logic to say it doesnt exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpeil2 View Post
    Trying to bring up the BP without adressing the adrenal dysfunction is treating a symptom, rather than addressing the cause. If you give yourself proper adrenal support, perhaps in the form of isocort or hydrocortisone, the BP should come up.

    The first thing you need to do is place yourself under the care of a physician who believes that there is such a thing as adrenal fatigue. Most mainstream physicians don't
    I am under the care of an excellent DR who "gets" it.

    Thing is I cant afford to see him as often as I would like and my adrenals are very slow to normalize.....although I realize it takes time.

    I know I am treating a symptom...but once things get back to normal....I am hoping adrenals will pick up too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CF10 View Post
    Why is this? I mean you can be deficient in any number of things: Vitamins, minerals, macronutrients, enzymes, other hormones...why do they think it's so crazy for adrenal hormones to be off, especially in the presence of other hormone malfunctions. Seems like poor logic to say it doesnt exist.

    I agree, it doesn't make sense. But they think its mumbo-jumbo made up by alternative practitioners. Basically, they don't recognize any type of adrenal insufficiency exept acute adrenal insufficiency and Addison's disease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpeil2 View Post
    I agree, it doesn't make sense. But they think its mumbo-jumbo made up by alternative practitioners. Basically, they don't recognize any type of adrenal insufficiency exept acute adrenal insufficiency and Addison's disease.
    I guess Im in for an earfull when I go to the endo soon. They mailed me the new patient papers so I didnt have to fill them out at the office. On "reasons why you are here" I have listed possible adrenal insufficiency among other things. This should be interesting.
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    There is really no money in it for DRs to treat adrenal exhaustion.....except the moral obligation to do their job...which went out the window years ago.

    I almost think DRs are as mad at us as we are at them. The reason I am mad is because I asked them to treat me and they would not.....so I sometimes get irritable with them and they start to act like three year olds.

    I have been threatened by DRs on three different occasions....minor stuff like one threatened to sue me...after he committed malpractice. I can only laugh.

    Our best (only?) weapon is to continue to educate ourselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinn View Post
    A side affect of adrenal fatigue or exhaustion is low or low end blood pressure.

    I always knew that but DRs were always telling me my blood pressure was excellent when I knew this was a symptom of something worse.

    So.........how do I raise my blood pressure?

    Salt? If So......what kind?
    Bacon and sausages at breakfast time do the trick for me. I dip the latter in a bit of soy or terriyaki sauce. Perks you right up, great for curing hangovers!

    Sodium owns. I love the stuff. The adrenals burn through it like crazy. People who say that low sodium is healthy are clueless. That dogma is as outdated as getting chest x-rays once a year.

    And I have adrenal fatigue as confirmed by saliva/urine analysis of cortisol and neurotransmitters.

    Quote Originally Posted by CF10 View Post
    Why is this? I mean you can be deficient in any number of things: Vitamins, minerals, macronutrients, enzymes, other hormones...why do they think it's so crazy for adrenal hormones to be off, especially in the presence of other hormone malfunctions. Seems like poor logic to say it doesnt exist.
    Poor logic it is, rational it isn't. Welcome to mainstream medicine.

    It is absolutely ridiculous what they are getting away with.
  

  
 

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