Conventional medicine has a very narrow definition of adrenal function that swings between the two extremes of the adrenals being “entirely normal” or “totally destroyed.” Recently a customer reported that her endocrinologist scoffed at her saliva cortisol levels and her questions about her weakening adrenals and said, ‘the adrenals either work or they don’t work’. At the point they don’t work, he said he would give her a prescription for replacement hormones (synthetic).
In natural medicine we observe the adrenal glands usually function in between those two extremes due to many physical and emotional stresses that can strain the adrenal glands and diminish one’s reserve. Because the only solution that allopathic medicine knows is hormone replacement, they don’t recognize the need for mineral and vitamin support for the adrenals to prevent them from failing. When someone exhausts their adrenal glands through compulsive exercise, this is called “overtraining.” When someone eats a high sugar meal, the blood sugar soars and then crashes. The crash triggers adrenalin to push the blood sugar back to normal, which depletes the adrenals over time. The adrenal glands’ job is to keep the blood sugar levels constant but when they wear down, hypoglycemia can occur. When irregular spurts of adrenalin flood the body, anxiety and panic attacks are diagnosed. In none of these cases is the true cause of symptoms identified as adrenal depletion. Conventional medicine does not recognize adrenal depletion possibly because there is no prescription medication for weakened adrenals. There is only treatment for complete adrenal collapse – hydrocortisone. However, in natural medicine, the building blocks for repairing the adrenal glands are nutrients that are beyond the scope of conventional medicine. Unfortunately, when people who suffer from over exercising, hypoglycemia and panic attacks go to their medical doctor for a diagnosis they are given a prescription for antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication but not what they really need.
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