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Adrenal Fatigue & Its Symptoms

Adrenal glands are a vital part of our body and these functions to keep us fresh, focused and provide a support to energy levels of our body all through the day. The adrenal glands might stop working properly, when they have to constantly produce high levels of cortisol.

Stress hormones are immediately produced by adrenal glands whenever they get signals from a wide range of stressors each day. Our adrenal glands start working due to various physical and psychological reasons such as emotional stress, stressful work hours, family responsibilities, financial problems, relationship issues, extreme dieting and lack of proper sleep.

After the adrenal glands become active, they start generating different hormones like cortisol and adrenaline in small and required amount. This affects our body’s short-term response to stress and minimises the ability of glands to produce and balance other hormones such as testosterone, DHEA and progesterone. It’s important to note that these hormones are considered as quite important for our overall health.

Factors Affecting Adrenal

  • How Symptoms Of Adrenal Fatigue Develop

Symptoms of Adrenal glands’ imbalance are usually a warning sent by our body that it is not being delivered the support it requires to function effectively. Actually, adrenal fatigue has no direct relation with the symptoms, but expert doctors can find a unique pattern after considering different types of factors. You need to find out with the help of an expert doctor, if these developments have a pattern or not.

  • Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

Here are the common signs and symptoms that are linked with adrenal fatigue.

  • Low stamina, drop in energy levels, current fatigue problem, anxiety, lack of desire to get up from the bed, feeling tired all the time, having weird feelings.
  • Fluctuation in weight, a person develops a strong crave for food, abnormal weight gain in your body’s thigh area and abdomen region. You’ll develop a strong craving and desire for salty and sugary food items.
  • Fluctuation of blood pressure between high and low. You’ll feel light headed due to low blood pressure.
  • Sleep problems, waking up multiple times at night, difficult to fall asleep. Sometimes you might have a good sleep, but wake up feeling completely exhausted.
  • Adverse affects on immune system and you may become prone to infections. Your body will take more time while recovering from various illnesses and infections.
  • Feeling overwhelmed most of the time, emotional outburst and failure to cope up with different issues, and you might also find it difficult to deal with stress. Anxiety, problem to work, and bad thoughts.
  • Feeling foggy, problem in staying focused on work, fuzzy thoughts.
  • Perimenopause symptoms can become worse, changes in libido and hormones, low libido and decrease in sex drive.

Always keep in mind, adrenal fatigue can be cured with early diagnosis and effective medication.

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10 Celebs Who Suffer From Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a far more common disease than you think. The problem with Lyme disease is that it is hard to diagnose, which makes people unaware of the fact that they’re suffering from Lyme disease.

Here is a list of top 10 celebrities who suffered from Lyme disease. Have a look.

  • Avril Lavigne

OMG! Yes that’s true. Avril Lavigne the famous pop singer from Canada suffered from Lyme disease. She was quoted saying about her Lyme illness, “I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move. I thought I was dying,” Shocking, right?

  • Ashley Olsen

Since Avril Lavigne’s announcement, Ashley Olsen (Yes, the cute girl from sitcom Full Hose) the actress-fashion entrepreneur is the latest celebrity who has been reported to be suffering from Lyme disease which made her hide away from the public appearance since 2012.

  • Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson was diagnosed with Lyme disease in the year 2013. In her interviews to tabloids, Gibson has talked about the pain and cognitive difficulties afflicted with Lyme. She told how her back used to hurt and how she was unable to even lift her head sometimes.

  • Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry is another musician who has suffered from Lyme disease. However, you might not find much media coverage about her fight with this illness. Shortly after releasing her album ‘Raw Like Sushi’, the singer got affected by Lyme disease.

  • Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna is a musician, punk zine writer and feminist activist. In 2005, Kathleen Hanna was diagnosed with late stage of Lyme disease. Since then she has been struggling with this disease regularly and even had to cancel a 2014 tour to focus on Lyme disease treatment.

  • Daryl Hall

Daryl Hall best known as the co-founder and lead vocalist of Hall & Oates, is an American rock, R&B and soul singer, keyboardist, guitarist, producer and songwriter. About his Lyme disease experience, Daryl Hall said in an said in an interview, “It can make you wanna die if you’re not dead,”.

  • Richard Gere

A very good case of early Lyme detection and treatment is actor Richard Gere who had to postpone his work in 2000 while resting and taking a course of antibiotics.

  • Ben Stiller

In 2010, Ben Stiller was suffering from a lingering knee injury that became quite painful and wouldn’t go away then some expert doctors diagnosed him with Lyme disease. He was fully recovered from the disease by 2011.

  • Jennifer Capriati

Jennifer Capriati, the famous tennis player and three-time Grand Slam winner revealed in 2013 on Twitter that she’s suffering from Lyme disease.

  • Amy Tan

Amy Tan is a writer whose works explore the genre of Chinese-American experience and mother-daughter relationships. She is a lead advocate for Lyme awareness and research.

How To Protect Yourself From The Dangers of Lyme Disease

Here is a list of things that happen when a tick bites your body and you eventually get affected by Lyme disease. Have a look.

  • Things That Will Happen Within 24 Hours Are:
  • A substance will be spitted out by the tick which minimises the pain and sensation you feel due to tick bite. There’s a high chance that you won’t be feeling any pain around the skin where the bite has been made by the tick.
  • Glue-like saliva is secreted by the tick, which makes it stuck with your skin and it become difficult to brush the tick off.
  • After this the tick will start the sucking process and extract water from the blood to feed itself. It spits back in your body the things which it doesn’t require.
  • For the first 24 hours, this process will continue, and this will be enough for the Lyme disease bacteria to enter your body from the tick.
  • If you fail to remove the tick then this cycle can continue for almost a week. The more time tick is stuck to your body, the danger of getting infection increases.
  • How To Protect Yourself From Getting Affected By Lyme Disease?

The best way to prevent Lyme disease is by outsmarting it. Here are things you need to do.

  • If you live in an area where ticks and bugs are huge in number then you should try to buy clothes that have built-in tick repellent. If that’s not possible then simply apply some permethrin on your clothes, tents, sleeping bags, or other gear if you’re going outdoors for camping or trekking (don’t apply permethrin on your skin). The insecticide is hard to remove from clothes and provides protection for a long time.
  • Check your body to remove any ticks. Remove all your clothes and look properly at areas where ticks might get stuck on your body.
  • You should know the correct way to remove the tick from your body. Use tweezers to grab the tick and pull it quickly from your skin. Don’t try methods like washing or burning the tick away from your body. Plucking with help of tweezers is an ideal way to get rid of the ticks.
  • If possible, don’t throw off the tick and put it in a plastic bag. Show the tick to your doctor as it will help him to find out the type of tick which has bitten you. This will help him to provide the best possible Lyme disease treatment.
  • Only visit a Lyme disease specialist in Australia. This will help you to get better treatment for the disease because every doctor can’t provide treatment for Lyme disease. Dr. Peter Dobie is a renowned Lyme disease specialist in Australia.

4 Important Questions about Lyme disease In Australia

Want to know more about Lyme disease in Australia? Here are top 4 most commonly asked questions about Lyme disease in Australia. Have a look.

I Got Bitten By A Tick. Am I Suffering from Lyme disease?

First thing you need to ensure that the tick is removed from your body with help of fine-tipped tweezers. The type of tick, how long the tick was attached to your body and the area where you get infected are some of the major points that determine the probabilities of you getting infected with Lyme disease. In Australia, people get bitten by numerous types of ticks, but Lyme disease is only caused by the bacteria transmitted through black-legged ticks.

On top of that, only black-legged ticks within the highly endemic parts of Australia are generally contaminated. Also, black-legged ticks should be attached to the body for at least 24 hours to transmit Lyme disease into your body. This is one of the main reasons why you need to remove the tick from your body instantly and should keep checking the body for ticks if you reside in an endemic region.

For those who become sick within several weeks of the tick bite, visit a Lyme disease specialist in Sydney right away. A rash, body aches, fever, arthritis, and facial paralysis are some of the most common symptoms of this disease.

Can I Get Affected by Lyme disease Through Sexual Intercourse?

Till date, there’s not a single reliable scientific proof that this disease can be transmitted from one individual to another through sexual intercourse. Biologically, the disease cannot transmit from person to person through sexual contact. However, scientists have been working continuously to find if this illness can transmit sexually or not? A recent study in the U.S.A. find out some connections between these two, but no accurate evidence was found. So, for now we can say that disease doesn’t transmit sexually.

Should I Donate Blood If I’m Suffering from Lyme disease?

Despite the fact that no cases of this illness are associated with blood transfusion, experts have found that Lyme illness microorganisms can survive in blood of an infected person which is saved for blood donation. Blood donation should not be done by people who are under treatment for Lyme disease and consume antibiotics as medicinal drugs. People who have finished consumption of antibiotics meant for this disease treatment can be regarded as potential blood donors. However, it’s better if you get more information and read the criteria before donating blood in Australia.

What Should I Do If I’m Suffering from Lyme disease and Become Pregnant?

Immediately contact a renowned doctor, if you’re pregnant and think that you got infected by Lyme disease. Visit a Lyme disease specialist in Sydney who can take care of the disease and avoids any negative effects on the health of the unborn child & mother.

Top 10 Foods That Help In Your Battle Against Lyme Disease

Cases of Lyme disease are increasing at an alarming rate across Australia. If you’re suffering from Lyme disease then apart from taking medicines prescribed from an expert doctor, you can boost your immune system by incorporating healthy food items in your diet.

There are several foods easily available which offer excellent medicinal support to the human body while fighting with Lyme disease. To get proper Lyme disease treatment, you should visit Lyme disease specialist in Sydney, Australia.

Here are some of the most preferred food items that will help your body to fight with Lyme disease.

  • Garlic

Allicin is the active constituent commonly found in garlic. It has anti parasitic, anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. It’s an effective food item to consume if you’re suffering from Lyme disease, however, consult a doctor before including it in your diet.

  • Sauerkraut

By focusing on the health of your digestive system, you can easily help your immune system to become strong. Consuming raw sauerkraut everyday has a large number of positive aspects for the digestive system and the human body in general.

  • Lemon

Lemons play an important role in detoxification of your body and reducing herx. However, most of the times we fail to eat the peel of the lemon which is considered as equally beneficial. Lemon peel (rind) contains lots of minerals and vitamins which are good for your health.

  • Parsley

Parsley plays a vital role in removing harmful toxins from the body. It has an active constituent known as myristicin which starts creating glutathione-S-transferase within the liver.

  • Pineapple

Pineapple incorporates a variety of constituent such as bromelain known all over the world as an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. It is part of the non-core Buhner protocol, which helps to reduce pain caused by inflammation in Lyme disease.

  • Turmeric

Turmeric has a component known as curcumin which is also the reason behind its yellowish colour. Turmeric is highly beneficial in lessening the effects of pain causing inflammation in people suffering from Lyme disease.

  • Basil

Basil is an amazing herb which can decrease the effects and level of inflammation in human body. Cyclooxygenase is a pain and inflammation causing enzyme, basil has eugenol which is high

Lyme Disease In Children – Take Action Now

Lyme disease affects not only the adults, but it’s becoming widespread among children also. Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose and children usually fail to explain the problem they’re feeling inside their body. This is why kids are more affected by Lyme disease and don’t get proper treatment on time.

Children who suffer with Lyme disease have to deal with various specific types of issues and concerns. One of the biggest problems parents have to face is that children often fail to explain what’s troubling them. They start behaving violently and become irritated with the surroundings.

Children have to suffer due to various illnesses in which they have to deal with body pain, sleepless nights and lack of concentration in their studies, and sometimes they even lose the intention of playing with their friends. Parents often fail to recognise the fact that their kids are suffering from a disease, this makes children even more confused, angry and loss of faith in their family.

Most of the parents lack the knowledge about the growth pattern of the child. When a child starts showing irritating behaviour, the parents think that it’s normal among growing children. However, their kids might be suffering for some sort of illness which the parents fail to identify.

Since the signs or symptoms of Lyme disease are usually non-specific, unclear and changeable, parents may not even know that their kids are unwell. Parents might suspect them of creating issues on their own just to seek attention or to avoid school. Kids who suffer from Lyme disease normally have to face difficulty in the school, since the Lyme disease hampers the ability to learn and causes behavioural issues.

Our young ones are more vulnerable to tick-borne illnesses mainly because they‘re physically closer to the ground, and ticks can attack them easily. Kids are generally more exposed to ticks because they often play in the field near trees, leaves, grass and play with the pets at their homes.

Here are some of the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease which are listed by a renowned Lyme disease specialist in Sydney. These signs and symptoms are common in young patients, have a look.

  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Extreme fatigue which fails to go away even after proper rest
  • Inability to keep attention or focus
  • Bad concentration
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Dizziness
  • Joint pain
  • Fevers and chills
  • Mood swings and emotional outbursts
  • Uncharacteristic behaviour
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty in making decisions
  • Facing problem in doing schoolwork or homework
  • Having problem in reading and writing
  • Having problem in thinking and expressing views or thoughts

The biggest problems with Lyme disease is that only 40% patients reported remembering a bite by the tick and less than 30% developed a bull’s-eye rash (erythema migrans). This makes the diagnosis of Lyme disease quite tough even for Lyme disease specialist in Sydney. This is the reason that you should immediately contact a Lyme disease specialist in Sydney, if you think your child has developed signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.

5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Suffering From Lyme Disease

You’ll be a bit surprised to know that among thousands of people who suffer from Lyme disease there are some well known faces as well. Here are some the most easily recognised celebrities who suffered from Lyme disease. Be prepared to get shocked because doctors simply failed in their first attempts to diagnose and provide Lyme disease treatment to these stars.

  • Samantha Stosur

There’s hard to find an Aussie who doesn’t know Samantha Stosur (Yes, the tennis player!). She has won U.S. Open in singles, French and U.S. Open in doubles, Wimbledon and Australian Open in mixed doubles. Lyme disease forced Stosur to withdraw from all types of competitive tennis championships in 2007. Initially, doctors failed to diagnose her properly and it was later revealed that she’s suffering from Lyme disease. Eventually, proper Lyme disease treatment was provided to Stosur.

  • Yolanda Foster

Television personality, model, and interior designer Yolanda Foster has suffered from chronic Lyme disease since 2012. To make the matter worse, she revealed in January 2015 that due to chronic Lyme disease, she has simply lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV. She further revealed that she’s unable to process information or any stimulation. She’s now getting Lyme disease treatment in Germany. (For those who don’t know her, she’s mother of Gigi Hadid).

  • Avril Lavigne

Yes! We know it’s hard to believe, but in 2015 Avril Lavigne revealed that she has been diagnosed for Lyme disease. She has been a phenomenal singer all her life and had been the youngest female singer who reached number #1 in the UK.

Even Avril Lavigne had to face the problem of bad diagnosis. She changed doctors frequently as none were able to diagnose her properly and provide treatment for her constantly deteriorating health condition. Then, she visited a Lyme disease specialist who told her that she’s suffering from Lyme disease. It was recently reported that she’s undergoing Lyme disease treatment and recovering positively.

  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler

It won’t be hard for the fans of HBO series ‘The Sopranos’ to recognise Jamie-Lynn Sigler (played the role of Meadow Soprano). Wasn’t expecting her on this list? You’ll be shocked to know that in year 2000 while filming in New Jersey, she got paralysed from the waist down for a few days because of Lyme disease. She recovered after getting proper Lyme disease treatment.

  • Kathleen Hanna

We had to write about her because she has fought with chronic Lyme disease for years. In an interview, Kathleen Hanna said that for 6 years she was suffering with Lyme disease before it was diagnosed. In 2014, her health got bad and she had to cancel her events to get proper Lyme disease treatment.

7 Interesting Facts About Lyme Disease

A bacterium known as Borrelia burgdorferi is the reason behind Lyme disease in humans and a bite from infected ticks transfer the bacteria into a human body. Common indications of lime disease in Australia are headache, fever, stress, fatigue, tiredness and a skin condition or rash known as erythema migrans.

If neglected and not treated, Lyme disease can spread to joints, the nervous system and even to the heart. It is diagnosed through symptoms, physical examination (rash), and chance of exposure to ticks. If valid techniques are used the lab test results can also be helpful. It can be treated within a few weeks of proper medication under the guidance of a Lyme disease specialist in Sydney, Australia.

You can take precautions to avoid Lyme disease in Australia by using pesticides, insect repellent, limiting visit to areas where ticks are common and by removing the ticks from your body immediately. Ticks not only transmit Lyme disease, but other diseases as well. So, be careful and take necessary precautions in your surroundings.

Here are some facts about Lymes disease in Australia.

  • Lyme disease occurs because of a bacterium referred as Borrelia burgdorferi that’s transmitted to people if they’re bitten by an infected tick.
  • In order contaminate or infect an individual, a tick should be attached with his/her skin for more than 30 hours.
  • Majority of cases of Lyme disease in Australia appear in early summer or at the end of spring.
  • A common sign of Lyme disease is a pink (red), circular rash (in shape of a “bulls-eye”) with muscle and joint pain. More than 80% of folks who got infected with this disease get the rash. However, this rash might appear after many days or even weeks after the getting bitten by the infected tick.
  • Almost all the cases of Lyme disease in Australia are treated successfully with help of various types of antibiotics. However, antibiotics shouldn’t be used for a long time as it might reduce the success of results. Also, high and regular intake of antibiotics can be harmful and might develop extreme complications. These situations can be avoided easily by visiting an expert Lyme disease doctor in Sydney, Australia.
  • Physical examination, medical history and sometimes even a blood test is conducted to find Lyme disease in a person. Antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi are made by human immune system in around 6 weeks and then blood tests show positive results. That is why even if a person develops the “bull eyes” rash still the results might show negative results while detecting Lyme disease in the body.
  • To stay away from Lyme disease you need to be careful while walking in the woods, stay away from big grass and bushes. Cover up completely while visiting such areas. Remove ticks from your body immediately, and take a bath when you return from camping or trekking.

Weight Loss – Myths Debunked

When it comes to the topic of weight loss, then people have generally a number of myths and misconceptions about it. Weight loss relates to your health and fitness, therefore it shouldn’t be taken lightly. It is advisable that you should go weight loss only under the guidance of an expert doctor.

People have a number of myths that are related to weight loss when it comes to their health. At times, it difficult to separate the weight loss facts that are true from myths related to it. A number of these sound quite true while you might even laugh at others. Some of the common weight loss myths are:

Myth 1: I should have a more intense exercise routine, if I have to lose more weight

Truth: Intense routine of workout is a great thing, but there are a few things that you need to consider. First, you should have a clear mind about that everyone has a completely different fitness level and the intensity they can handle. For a person who has been physically inactive for quite a long time, an intense work for him might only be a half a mile walk every day.

If you have a similar case and walk for half a mile, then you will begin sweating profusely and become tired. However, a person who stays very active, then half a mile walk for him will be an easy task without any heavy sweating. Therefore, intense has a completely different definition for every individual.

Myth 2: You can lose weight and can eat whatever you want

Truth: Our lives are governed by natural principles. It is quite illogical to think that your weight and health will be kept in balance if your diet consists mainly of fast foods. It is true that you can burn it later, but a person who lives on such diet is hardly going to follow a proper workout routine. There are many people who may look healthy and fit from outside, but have dangerously high cholesterol levels. Always remember that anything in excess is not good for your health.

Myth 3: Skipping meals is an excellent way to lose excess weight

Truth: A number of studies have clearly shown that people who skip breakfast regularly and eat very less during the daytime are heavier in weight than those who take nutritious breakfast and eat 3-5 small meals in a day.

Myth 4: You will not lose weight, if you eat at night

Truth: even you do not eat your meal at night, but take heavy meals all over the day you will surely gain a lot of weight. Similarly, if you skip meals during the day and eat excess food at night, even then you will gain weight. So, the key to success here is about maintaining balance. If your body is signalling that it is hungry for food, then you should listen to it. The truth is that no matter what time of the day you eat, you weight will surely gain if you overeat and do zero exercise.

Myth 5: in order to lose weight at a faster rate, I need to cut down the calories

Truth: if you are just stuffing your face or drastically overeating, then cutting down the calories can prove to be a great thing. But, cutting on calories is not a good choice, if you are eating proportionally.

You can search online if you are looking for an expert weight loss doctor. Edgecliff  is the place where you can easily find an experienced weight loss doctor.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Few Things You Should Be Aware About

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition in which a person has to go through a number of mental and physical problems. The most unfortunate thing about chronic fatigue syndrome is that doctors often fail to diagnose it and confuse it with other illnesses. Search online to find an expert adrenal fatigue doctor in your area.

There has been a rise in concern related to chronic fatigue syndrome. To be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, patients need to meet particular criteria. There are specific guidelines for diagnosing, getting the diagnosis may prove to be difficult for some patients. For at least six consecutive months the patient should have chronic fatigue and the corresponding symptoms that develop after the fatigue.

A proper definition of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the symptoms and available treatment can help the patients to get a clear picture in understanding of the syndrome.

What is Chronic Fatigue?

The definition of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome does not help the patients in any way. This is mainly because the syndrome is quite unexplained and results in fatigue, weakness, trouble sleeping, lethargy, swollen lymph nodes and even fever in some cases. There is still no exact known cause for this condition that is present in a patient who has nothing to do with over-exertion and is not rectified by rest.

Symptoms

Some of the symptoms related to the chronic condition have been discussed already. However, you will still find quite a long list. There are few symptoms that are common and a patient can easily identify those themselves. On the other hand, there are symptoms that can only be noticed by expert doctors.

Despite the prevailing circumstances, if the symptoms keep reoccurring for a period of time for no clear reason and no remedy seems to work out, then chronic fatigue syndrome is a frequent diagnosis.

Some of the common symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are:

  • Intermittent Fatigue
  • Persistent Fatigue
  • Muscle Aches
  • Swollen Lymph nodes
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Difficulty in Concentrating
  • Achy Joints
  • Weakness
  • Memory Loss

The syndrome usually starts in different conditions like when a patient is sick or for no apparent reason at all has to deal with a tremendous amount of stress. A number of patients have reported to the doctors that after bouts with the flu, a cold, mono, bronchitis and hepatitis, this chronic syndrome arises.

Unfortunately for the patients, the syndrome can last for months. It sometimes comes and goes or in other cases can constantly affect the patient. Unlike other illnesses that start to fade-off after a few weeks, this syndrome refuses to tone down and sticks without any reason.

Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue

Doctors generally find it quite difficult to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, this is why it is advisable that you should visit an expert doctor in this field. The main reason for the failure of this syndrome is because most of its symptoms are also common symptoms of other illnesses. This is a main reason that doctor takes months to properly diagnose the syndrome. The patients have to suffer due to this late diagnosis of the chronic syndrome.

With advancement in technology and researches, doctors have become more aware and are able to perform early diagnosis of the syndrome. Adrenal fatigue is another chronic syndrome that is becoming quite a common problem these days. Search online to find an expert adrenal fatigue doctor. Edgecliff is the place where you can find an experienced chronic fatigue syndrome doctor.