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  1. Adrenal Fatigue - Seven Stages - Stage 5

    by , 2nd October 2010 at 10:57 AM (Mike's Personal Blog on Thyroid Progress)
    Stage 5

    This Key phase is an extension of Key 4. The Cortisol levels continue to drop even though we find that the DHEA levels rise. This seeming paradox occurs because the body is no longer attempting to adapt and so there is little drain on the DHEA and so these levels rise temporarily. These patients are able to do little. Many are bed ridden due to the extreme weakness they may experience.



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  2. Adrenal Fatigue - Seven Stages - Stage 4

    by , 2nd October 2010 at 10:56 AM (Mike's Personal Blog on Thyroid Progress)
    Stage 4

    Now we see a big change from maladaption phase 1. While our DHEA levels may not have dropped too much more, the Cortisol levels have taken a precipitous drop. What has happened is that the body is using up its store of DHEA (the hormone precursor) and simply can no longer maintain the high levels of Cortisol that it had previously. At first glance you may think that this patient is improving since the Cortisol levels are nearer to the reference levels than in Key 3, but this
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  3. Adrenal Fatigue - Seven Stages - Stage 3

    by , 2nd October 2010 at 10:54 AM (Mike's Personal Blog on Thyroid Progress)
    Stage 3

    It is in this phase that we frequently begin to see our patients. The divergently high Cortisol levels may produce anxiety or even "panic" attacks. The high Cortisol night levels and the low DHEA levels will often create insomnia. Because of ever increasing divergence of the DHEA and Cortisol levels, the patient may experience a strange feeling unique to this state--anxiety and exhaustion simultaneously.



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  4. Adrenal Fatigue - Seven Stages - Stage 2

    by , 2nd October 2010 at 10:50 AM (Mike's Personal Blog on Thyroid Progress)
    Stage 2

    In this phase, we find the cortisol levels are continuing to rise in an effort by the body to compensate for the unending stress it is asked to undergo. However, we also find that the DHEA levels are not now keeping pace with the Cortisol levels indicating that the body is beginning to lose ground in its efforts keep up with the stress placed upon it. ACTH is not affecting the production of DHEA to the same degree that it is Cortisol. The start of trouble.


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  5. Adrenal Fatigue - Seven Stages - Stage 1

    by , 28th September 2010 at 03:34 PM (Mike's Personal Blog on Thyroid Progress)
    Very interesting information which I came across when I was going through initial stages of adrenal fatigue. My doctor advised me to get my adrenals checked and I got colour paper of results, without any further information. Looked around and found this information to understand my results.

    Stage 1


    In this phase, we find the cortisol levels are beginning to rise in an effort by the body to compensate for the stress it is asked to endure. However, we find that the DHEA levels
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