Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome Stage 3A Trailer

This is Dr. Lam welcoming you to our discussion
on the stage 3A Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome early system dysfunction. There are four stages
to adrenal fatigue syndrome. Stages one through four. Stages one and two are considered quite
mild. As we enter stage three or the adrenal exhaustion stage, where there are four phases,
things becomes more serious. There are eight common problems associated with the stage
and signs and symptoms that we can see and we will go through them one by one. Metabolic
system dysfunction is the first one. This is exemplified by a clinical or sub-clinical
hypoglycemia. Number two, there’s electrolyte dysregulation and clinically we see low blood
pressure or hypotension. Number three, there’s dehydration and fluid imbalances, and in the
clinical setting we see a person that has a problem in postural hypotension for example.
Number four, there’s a sub optimal detoxification from the liver that leads to low clearance
and brain fog as one such example. Number five there is a catabolic state that comes
on at this time and the loss of body muscle mass can happen very gradually and started
here. Number six there’s a neurological system dysfunction. And, number seven, there’s
a hormonal system dysfunction of various hormones being dysregulated starting at this point
from the HPA axis being dysregulated. Finally there’s dysfunction of the immune mediator
conditions and there are many that we will go through later. Now how do you know you
are in Stage 3A? This is a good question because most 3A symptoms tend to be quite mild. In
fact, where there is occasional brain-fog, mild food sensitivities, intermittent hypoglycemia,
a little bit of salt craving, a little bit of dizziness on the rise. They are invariably
overlooked well past this stage and only become obvious in retrospect. That’s why this phase
can be so destructive to our overall health. Our central control has already been infiltrated
by enemy forces but, our alarm bells, even though it has been rung, it is usually ignored.
Now, Stage 3A usually goes on for many years and even decades. Extensive workups are invariably
normal, but those who pay attention to their body know something is wrong; but, they remained
entwined in a cognitive dissonance as they are told all is well by their doctor, but
they know inside that something is wrong. Now, if Stage 3A is not reversed, then continued
degeneration is the natural progression, because hormone axes are the main conduit off maintaining
internal wellbeing. These axes start to lose their integrity as we move forward and as
AFS advances. Through the later phases of Adrenal Exhaustion. So in summary, you can
see, that as adrenal fatigue progresses, the early critical signs are organ system dysfunctions
becomes evident and this happens in Stage 3A. This is usually when the patients or the
clients go to see their doctors for the first time. Now, symptoms of Stage 3A are closely
associated with HPA Axis dysregulation, metabolic system dysfunction and imbalances leads to
the onset of mild hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, and salt craving reflect our testosterone(?)
deficiency. Both are signs of HPA axis dysregulation. Dysfunction in the detoxification pathways
primarily in the liver, leads to a low clearance state causing numerous symptoms from brain-fog
to hypoglycemia. Muscular skeletal system dysfunction leads to the onset of joint and
muscular pain of unknown origin as the body enters a catabolic state. Neurological system
dysfunction leads to worsening insomnia, tremors, anxiety, and depression. Hormonal system dysfunctions
and imbalances lead to an onset of subclinical hypothyroidism, PCOS, PMS, and endometriosis.
Immune system dysfunction leads to recurrent infection and yeast overgrowth with exaggerated
autoimmune responses. The body is basically losing its ability to perform normally, but
symptoms are so mild, they are invariably overlooked. The astute clinicians however,
will be able to spot and detect these various mild signs and symptoms and put the big picture
together. If you have a patient that has these types of symptoms in the setting of stress,
then Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome must be considered.

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