How to Treat Addison’s Disease Naturally

Addison’s disease is a disease in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough cortisol which helps the body use proteins, carbs and fats, helps to maintain proper blood pressure and controls inflammation. It is a fairly rare condition but does require life-long care including medication. Use the tips and home remedies in this article to help supplement medication treatment and help treat symptoms when they flare up!

 

How do I know if I have Addison’s disease?

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Inability to digest food
  • Weight loss
  • Low blood pressure
  • Blotchy, dark coloring and freckling of the skin
  • Blood sugar abnormalities
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Inability to cope with stress
  • Moodiness
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Intolerance to heat or cold
  • Craving salty foods

If you experience the following get medical help immediately:

  • Sudden penetrating pain in the lower back, abdomen and legs
  • Severe vomiting and diarrhea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Loss of consciousness

 

How can I prevent Addison’s disease?

The most common form of Addison’s disease is autoimmune Addisons. You cannot prevent Addison’s, all you can do is treat the symptoms.

 

How can I treat Addison’s disease?

  • Get B vitamin supplements. B vitamins are absolutely necessary for adrenal function.
  • Chlorophyll tablets help to cleanse the bloodstream.
  • CoQ10 helps to oxygenate all the body’s glands which helps with body functions.
  • Astralagus, an herb, helps to alleviate stress and improve adrenal function. Don’t use it if you have a fever, however.
  • Milk thistle extract helps with liver function which helps with adrenals.
  • Eat a diet high in fruits, veggies, whole grains, brown rice, and good oils.
  • Garlic, onions, shittake mushrooms and pearl barley all have germanium which helps boost the immune system.
  • Avoid substances that are toxic to the body like alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.
  • Stay away from heavy fats, processed foods, red meats, white flours and sugars; they are hard on the adrenals.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Avoid stress as much as possible.
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