Adrenal Fatigue Real Or Fake?

Jsaute21

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How important are our adrenal glands to energy production truly? Come across so many articles which mention their significance. It seems as if Peat strongly disagrees with that notion. I know the guy is unparalleled in terms of knowledge but what are some other opinions on this matter?
 

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Adrenal glands do not fatigue. The signals just are messed up. HPA axis dysfunction. And this does happen after chronic stress or a major stress event. Ray Peat believes using thyroid heals the adrenals. I don't know if it is that simple though. I think progesterone is great for adrenal health.
 

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Only thing I can say for sure is watch out for excess cortisol. Personally, I really feel the difference when it gets too high and I switch from Phase II (fight) to Phase III (depression - what's the point?). It's like a switch or bullet time (à la Matrix) moment. Don't get there. And if it's already too late, change something, don't bottle it in.
 

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Regarding the hypoglycemia that people with "adrenal fatigue" report:

The hypoglycemic side of hypothyroidism
The condition [hypothyroidism] is linked with low growth hormone and cortisol responses to insulin induced hypoglycemia, and this prevents adequate counter regulatory protection.[20,21] It must be noted that in some cases, pituitary dysfunction may be a consequence of primary hypothyroidism, rather than a cause of thyroid dysfunction. For example, hypothyroidism reduces basal and stimulated growth hormone levels, by acting on both the hypothalamus and pituitary.[21] As it is linked with suboptimal growth hormone response, the recovery from hypoglycemia may be prolonged in hypothyroidism.

The reduced cortisol responses to insulin-induced hypoglycemia that are noted in hypothyroidism also worsen hypoglycemia.

Peat was asked about "weak adrenals". See here.
 

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Adrenal fatigue does not exist: a systematic review
The paper discusses fatigue, burnout and whether there is substantiation for "adrenal fatigue". For those interested in the topics, the references might be interesting.


Salivary cortisol as a biomarker in stress research

This paper discusses factors that influence salivary cortisol levels, how it corresponds to total cortisol, and whether or not it is a good biomarker for stress.

Ive read in stop the thyroid madness they do hydrocortisone or adrenals suppplements if ntd or t3 did not work?
 
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