I have High Aldosterone and Low Cortisol but symptoms of high Cortisol, Why?
Topic: I have High Aldosterone and Low Cortisol but symptoms of high Cortisol, Why?
November 17, 2019 / By Garrett Question:
Basically My test results are similar to someone with Addison's disease, but I have all of the symptoms of Cushing's disease. Weight gain that is not related to a change in diet or exercise, heat intolerance, dry brittle hair, hair loss, oily skin some places, dry patches others, butterfly rash, ammorhea, body aches, insomnia... etc. I am being treated for very mild hypothyroidism, my doctor has it well under control so that isn't the issue. I talked to a UC Davis endocrinologist and she said she has never seen test results like mine, especially with symptoms like mine! I also have crummy insurance so I can't go running to a bunch of differant Doctor's, I am hoping a Dr. who has heard of this comes across this and can give me some idea of what to do!
Best Answers: I have High Aldosterone and Low Cortisol but symptoms of high Cortisol, Why?
Deven | 7 days ago
" I am being treated for very mild hypothyroidism, my doctor has it well under control so that isn't the issue." not sure what you mean by this but due to " Weight gain that is not related to a change in diet or exercise, heat intolerance, dry brittle hair, hair loss, oily skin some places, dry patches others, butterfly rash, ammorhea, body aches, insomnia" here is some info that you might need:
You need testing for ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but would not matter if ANTIBODIES are present. Indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis…main cause of HypOthyroid & is worse (...OR Graves Disease - HypERthyroid). My doctor wants mine down around ONE.
Adrenal fatigue often goes along w/ all of this too.
WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.
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Originally Answered: Is this a good way to figure out if high carbohydrate or high protein/fat diet is best for you?
You're better off doing the high protein/fat diet. Look up Keto. It's what's people been doing including myself for weight loss. Also because of the practically no carbs in keto, you get your energy source from fats and spare muscle when you lose weight. I wouldn't switch diets back and forth because depending on the person, one might be dependent on one diet and the transition is very hard. 1 week isn't enough. Also the carb diet doesn't look that good, bread contains non existent protein and incomplete amino acids. Your only semi legit form of protein is from nuts and those are majority from fat. At the end you're just having fat and carbs. Which is horrible since you have virtually no protein in. If it's a vegan diet, you should still have protein, tofu contains protein, so does dairy.
Sodium load augments the intense potassium excretion by cortisol, and corticosterone is comparable to cortisol in this case. In order for potassium to move out of the cell, cortisol moves in an equal number of sodium ions. It can be seen that this should make pH regulation much easier, unlike the normal potassium deficiency situation in which about 2 sodium ions move in for each 3 potassium ions that move out, which is closer to the deoxycorticosterone effect. Nevertheless, cortisol consistently causes alkalosis of the serum, while in a deficiency pH does not change. Perhaps this may be for the purpose of bringing serum pH to a value most optimum for some of the immune enzymes during infection in those times when cortisol declines. Potassium is also blocked from loss in the kidneys directly somewhat by decline of cortisol (9 alpha fluorohydrocortisone
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Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, is a silent epidemic, according to many functional medicine doctors. How to cure hypothyroidism naturally https://tr.im/KwtRF
People can suffer for years with symptoms that our conventional medical system frequently doesn’t know how to treat because complaints seem scattered or vague and often there is no pill for the ill(s).
What’s worse, in most cases, hypothyroidism isn’t rooted in a thyroid problem in the first place. It’s rooted in an immune system gone awry, but most doctors don’t test for the antibodies that show the presence of autoimmunity.
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It's important to understand that dieting doesn't mean you should be malnurished. Your body (including your hair) needs vitamins and minerals to keep going. If you deprive your body of those vitamins and minerals your body will start depleting.
There are certain vitamins that help promote the growth of hair in the body. Changing to a healthier diet is vital not only for hair growth but also for the general well being of your body.
Some of the most important include:
- Essential Fatty Acids
- The B Vitamins
But vitamins and diet are only one part of it, you should also consider adding excercise and hair loss products into your hair growth solution.
There's more detail regarding the vitamins and the hair growth stategy in the source link below:
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Originally Answered: High Fat High Protein Diets?
There very few diets that work. Long term, high fiber-low fat with whole grains, vegetables, and low fat proteins is probably best. This is for liong term as more detail:
This is a list of nutrition tables and software:
If talking a short term temporary pending a change to a healthy diet, Atkins seems to work. It puts great stress on kidneys and other organs and should be under a doctor's supervision, and I believe it to be a high protein ultra-low carbs that throws your body into ketosis as an inefficient burn of fat and protein. That would be lower than 10% carbs - it is ultra-low and higher numbers make it fail. I cannot see how a high unsaturated fat diet could possibly work, and many proteins have saturated fats. It is generally a low calorie and a corrected Atkins changed the parameters.
In a weight loss diet contest that I won, I did it with a near zero fat diet. Unlimited celery and salad vegetables with fat-free dressing. Apples, Pears, fat-free yogurt. Broccoli, spinach, kale, green and red bell peppers, blueberries. Anything to fill a belly with a near zero fat, low protein, high fiber, low calorie overall. If not taking in calories, you have to lose weight. Take a multi-vitamin and drink lots of water.
My instinct says your diet plan will cause weight gain. Exercise typically does not reduce weight. It builds muscles and bone, makes you look and feel better, but does not drop the scale very much. In reading your plan, my instinct says you will lose next to zero and may gain weight this month. As to percentage of fat, maybe.