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Testing and treating adrenal gland dysfunction

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CFS or Adrenal Syndrome?? See current medical condition below.

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replied September 8th, 2009
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Answer A7215
Pain itself can cause "chronic fatigue". In my office I check adrenal activity in a very simple manner. The first test is called Raglands Test, and measures blood pressure sitting and then standing. The pressure should rise 5 points upon standing to get the blood from your legs to your heart and brain. If it does not go up, or if it goes down then that suggests adrenal insufficiency. If you get dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up this is one indication of adrenal fatigue.

The other test is the paradoxical pupilary response. You shine a light into the eye and the pupil should stay constricted for 45 seconds. If it does not, or if it fluctuates, this is another sign of adrenal gland dysfunction.

Usually what I do for adrenal gland dysfunction in patients is give them 2 supplements. One replenishes the glands nutritionally, the other is an herbal component that helps the glands to respond better to stressors. Good Luck!!

Antonio Marotta, D.C.

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