Adrenal Insufficiency

Adrenal Insufficiency

Conditional Description

A decline in adrenal hormone levels that affects important functions including response to stress, maintenance of blood glucose, sodium/potassium balance, blood volume, and/or sex hormones

Common Symptoms

  • Severe fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness upon sudden change of posture (such as lying to sitting or sitting to standing)
  • Weakness, shakiness, or irritability upon skipping meals
  • Acne or unwanted hair in women

Underlying Causes

  • Autoimmune conditions that direct antibodies against adrenals
  • Diseases of the pituitary gland or inadequate pituitary stimulation by the hypothalamus
  • Environmental illness causing bodily stress

Traditional Approach

Adrenal replacement with steroids in the form of Cortisone, Hydrocortisone, Dexamethasone, Prednisone, or Fludrocortisone

EHC Approach

  • Adrenal replacement
  • Nutritional supplementation of Vitamins A, C, E and D
  • Supplementation of VitaPantothenic acid and/or PABA
  • Adrenal Glandular Extract
  • Licorice tea
  • Reduce adrenal stress by treating inhalant allergies, food allergies, or chemical sensitivity

Success Stories

 

Condition Treated:

Hypopituitarism

Symptoms:

Severe Fatigue, Adrenal insufficiency

Initials:

E.J.C.

Age:

30

Story:

I noticed the first day a definite improvement in my energy level. I had been taking the Cortef for about 2 ½ years, approximately, for the adrenal insufficiency. I have had no allergic reactions to the Medrol. The Cortef served me well up to the point where it became less effective, but the Medrol is there to replace it.

 

Condition Treated:

Osteoporosis

Symptoms:

Unwanted weight loss, severe fatigue, severe abdominal pain, irritability, osteoporosis, adrenal insufficiency, allergies, hypoglycemia, extreme mood swings, malnourishment, acne, anemia, thyroid problem.

Initials:

R.

Age:

60

Story:

When I first came to Dr. Sultan, I was severely allergic/sensitive to almost all foods. My immune system was in a hyper-reactive state and I was eating only 5 different vegetables and nothing else, because if I did, I would become extremely uncomfortable and fatigued and with 2 young boys, I could not afford that. So, by the time I visited Dr. Sultan on June 5th, 2006, I weighed 81 pounds (my normal weight is 110-115, I’m very petite) and I literally could not climb a flight of 14 stairs because I was so fatigued and malnourished. I also had bad acne, yeast infections, extreme mood swings and irritability, and my menstrual cycle had ceased. I was in very rough shape and fearing for my life. Dr. Sultan immediately administered nutritional and amino acid I.V.’s (10 of each), recognized that I was suffering from adrenal insufficiency and prescribed Cortef (20 mg/day). I tested positive for yeast/molds and was put on extract shots (1 per week) and had me tested and diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteopenia, which shocked me because I had danced for 20 years, until I was about 26 years old (I'’ now 36). He began supplementing calcium, magnesium, copper, potassium, and iron for my anemia. It is now September 23, 2006 (almost 4 months since first visit) and I have significantly improved! I now weigh 106.8 lbs (over 25 lbs. More!) and my energy has increased dramatically! I am able to tolerate many foods now. My skin has cleared and I have a healthy glow about me! (When I began, I looked like a “walking ghost”.) I exercise regularly, walk a lot, and have no problem climbing several flights of stairs. In fact, I plan to begin dance classes next week. I also have much better control over my moods now that I know to eat more frequently (diagnosed with hypoglycemia) and my menstrual cycle began again on September 5th (I never thought I would be happy about menstruating, but I’m glad it happened!) with very slight PMS symptoms. And no more abdominal pain!! Needless to say, I no longer fear for my life. I feel as though Dr. Sultan has brought me back from the dead, and I am very grateful for his help! I had been to over 21 doctors prior to Dr. Sultan, and was very distressed at how little they knew about my condition (IBS) and nutrition. Dr. Sultan is the first doctor that I feel safe with, that I am in good hands. I cannot express adequately how grateful I am -- I’ve been given my life back! Dr. Sultan still plans to treat my thyroid and my osteoporosis will take time to improve, but I KNOW it will! Anyone who is skeptical or uncertain about his practice should look no further! He will most certainly put you on the path to good health, as long as you are willing to make the necessary adjustments. And isn’t good health what you want? To get your life back? What do you have to lose? I’ve gained tremendously!

Condition Treated:

Weight Loss, Severe Fatigue, Severe Abdominal Pain, & Irritability

Initials:

K. F.

Date:

09/25/06

Story:

When I first came to Dr. Sultan, I was severely allergic / sensitive to almost all foods. My immune system was in a hyper-reactive state and I was eating only 5 different vegetables and nothing else, because if I did I would become extremely uncomfortable and fatigued and with 2 young boys, I could not afford that. So by the time I visited Dr. Sultan on June 5, 2006, I weighed 81 lbs (my normal weight is 110-115, I'm very petite) and I literally could not climb a flight or 14 stairs because I was so fatigued and malnourished. I also had bad acne, yeast infections, extreme mood swings, and irritability, and my menstrual cycle had ceased. I was in very rough shape and fearing for my life. Dr. Sultan immediately administered nutritional and amino acid IV's (10 of each) recognized that I was suffering from adrenal insufficiency and prescribed Cortef (20 mg p/day). I tested positive for yeast/molds and was put on extract shots (1 per week) and had me tested and diagnosed osteoporosis and osteopenia, which shocked me because I had danced for 20 years until I was about 26 years old (I'm now 36). He began supplementing calcium, magnesium, copper, potassium, and iron for my anemia. It is now September 23, 2006 (almost 4 months since 1st visit) and I have significantly improved! I now weigh 106.8 lbs (over 25 lbs more!) and my energy has increased dramatically! I am able to tolerate many foods now, my skin has cleared and I have a healthy glow about me! When I began, I looked like a "walking ghost". I exercise regularly, walk a lot, and have no problem climbing several flights of stairs. In fact, I plan to begin dance classes next week. I also have much better control over my moods now that I know to eat more frequently (diagnosed with hypoglycemia) and my menstrual cycle vegan again. On September 5th, I never thought I would be happy about menstruating, but I'm glad it happened, with very slight PMS symptoms. And no more abdominal pain! Needless to say, I no longer fear for my life. I feel as though Dr. Sultan has brought me back from the dead, and I am very grateful for his help! I had been to over 21 doctors prior to Dr. Sultan, and was very distressed at how little they knew about my condition (IBS) and nutrition. Dr. Sultan is the first doctor that I feel safe with, that I am in good hands. I cannot express adequately how grateful I am, I've been given my life back! Dr. Sultan still plans to treat my thyroid and my osteoporosis that will take time to improve, but I know it will! Anyone who is skeptical or uncertain about his practice should look no further! He will most certainly put you on the path to good health, as long as you are willing to make the necessary adjustment. And isn't good health what you want? To get your life back? What do you have to lose? I've gained tremendously!

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

Many people not only suffer but die from lack of appreciation of role of environmental and nutritional factors. How sad! We should never, never, give-up and explore these factors in chronic illness. See how rewarding it can be!

 

Condition Treated:

Adrenal Insufficiency

Symptoms:

Severe Fatigue, Sinusitis, Severe Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Burning Skin Sensations, Brain Fog, Loss of Cognitive Skills, Weakness, Tripping/Falling

Initials:

M.F.

Age:

31

Story:

We found, thanks to Dr. Sultan, yeast (took Nystatin and/or straight acidophilus), food allergies, multiple chemical allergies (rotation diet, avoidance) muscle spasms in face due to allergies, spring and fall; TMJ. Shots given for 1 ½ years. Also low thyroid (put on desiccated thyroid), anemia (iron supplements), low magnesium (slow mag) and low adrenal function (low doses every other day and every other month on/off, ½ tab Medrol – no bloating. Also used sunlight therapy and 6 “Basic Preventative” vitamins – from this office – daily. Result: After having chronic fatigue syndrome …. For 9 years and couldn’t get out of bed, I am now in hyper drive at 38 and love it. I can raise my twins, I have energy, can volunteer, and go back to work. Seeing tons of friends, participating in tons of activities. I kept up the B.P. vitamins and sunlight therapy for 3 years after seeing Dr. Sultan (just as backup). It has now been 5 ½ years and I’ve never been healthier in my life.

Condition Treated:

Medrol to Replace Cortef

Initials:

E. C.

Date:

03/26/91

Story:

I noticed the first day a definite improvement in my energy level. I had been taking the Cortef for about 2-1/2 years, approximately, for adrenal insufficiency. I have had no allergic reactions to the Medrol. The Cortef served me well up to the point where it became less effective, but the Medrol is there to replace it.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

 

Condition Treated:

Chronic Fatigue

Symptoms:

Severe Fatigue, Sinusitis, Severe Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Burning Skin Sensations, Brain Fog, Loss of Cognitive Skills, Weakness, Tripping/Falling

Initials:

M.F.

Age:

37

Story:

We found, thanks to Dr. Sultan, yeast (took Nystatin and/or straight acidophilus), food allergies, multiple chemical allergies (rotation diet, avoidance) muscle spasms in face due to allergies, spring and fall; TMJ. Shots given for 1 ½ years. Also low thyroid (put on desiccated thyroid), anemia (iron supplements), low magnesium (slow mag) and low adrenal function (low doses every other day and every other month on/off, ½ tab Medrol – no bloating. Also used sunlight therapy and 6 “Basic Preventative” vitamins – from this office – daily. Result: After having chronic fatigue syndrome …. For 9 years and couldn’t get out of bed, I am now in hyper drive at 38 and love it. I can raise my twins, I have energy, can volunteer, and go back to work. Seeing tons of friends, participating in tons of activities. I kept up the B.P. vitamins and sunlight therapy for 3 years after seeing Dr. Sultan (just as backup). It has now been 5 ½ years and I’ve never been healthier in my life.

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