"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hormone Foundation and Endocrine Society Make Controversial Claim: Adrenal Fatigue Does Not Exist

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't posted in a couple days---we had terrible storms roll through here on both Tuesday and Wednesday---severely limiting my computer time! Everyone safe here, but areas just west of me got hammered big time with damage. The weather has settled down, so back to blogging!

Mary Shomon writes a great blog (and has written books) on thyroid function and related women's health issues. Today's blog entry is about the Endocrine Society's "fact sheet" on Adrenal Fatigue. It has caused a great deal of controversy, as some doctors dismiss adrenal fatigue as a myth or non existent, and other doctors take it seriously. I have it, my cortisol levels have been consistently elevated---partially because I deal with a chronic pain issue, and partly because I still need to do a better job of managing my stress level (I'm one of those people who is always sort of wound up!) Mary interviews Dr. Shames, who is widely recognized as a leader in the area of adrenal fatigue. Check out the article, great reading.

Happy Halloween to everyone ---- I saw a great greeting card last week, and it said something to the effect of Halloween is such a great holiday --- when else can you walk up to a check out counter with 10 bags of candy and not be embarassed?!?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's big news. I just did a search for more info and so far have really only found this blog and the About.com blog talking about this. Hope it gets a little more buzz. Here's a great article on the adrenal spectrum -- from Addisons to Cushings and everything in between: http://www.womentowomen.com/adrenalfatigue/adrenaldysfunction-symptoms.aspx

    I am so glad the practitioners at places like Women to Women take adrenal health seriously!