What is Addison’s Disease?
Many people ask themselves “What is Addison’s disease?” Addison’s disease is a rare endocrine disorder characterized by a severe deficiency of hormones produced in the adrenal cortex.
Addison’s affects between 1 and 4 in 100,000 people, including both men and women, and all age groups. The disease tends to become clinically apparent during periods of metabolic stress or trauma.
Major disruption and illness can occur if the adrenal glands do not function properly. Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone that plays a vital role in the body. It mobilizes nutrients, regulates the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, stimulates the liver to raise blood sugar levels, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and helps the body respond to stress.
Addison’s Disease can have a severe effect on all of these bodily systems.
What Causes Addison’s Disease?
Approximately 70% of cases of Addison’s disease are as a result of an auto-immune process. The body’s immune system produces antibodies against the cells of the adrenal cortex, and slowly destroys the healthy cells. This is a slow process evolving over a long period and can take months, even years, to become clinically apparent.
Natural Treatment And Cure For
Addison’s disease is also known as adreno-cortical insufficiency. It is a kidney disease that occurs when the adrenal cortices are destroyed, and it causes deficiencies of sex hormones, gluco-corticoids, and mineralo-corticoids. In simple words, this is a rare endocrine disorder, and in this condition the adrenal cortex isn’t able to produce enough hormones. A person can become seriously ill if the adrenal glands do not work normally. It can have a severe effect on the whole body.
Women are affected by this disease to a greater extent than men.
The main cause of Addison’s disease is atrophy of adrenal glands or stopping chronic steroid therapy. Family history can also be another cause of this condition. AIDS and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis can be some of the other causes.
Dehydration, hyper-pigmentation of the skin, weight loss, fatigue, and weakness are some of the symptoms. Pigmentation happens in the folds or the skin creases. Low cold tolerance, constipation, diarrhea, vitiligo, joint pains, new skin scars, and muscular cramps are other symptoms to look out for.
A doctor can diagnose the disease based on the medical history, routine tests, and physical symptoms like hyperpigmentation of gums or skin.
Addison’s disease is a severe condition, and to cure this, one needs steroid replacement therapy for the whole life. Through therapy, aldosterone and cortisol are replaced in the body. Medicines and alternative treatments can be of help and people who have been affected by Addison’s disease can lead a productive life.
The treatment is tailored according to the needs of every individual.
- Cortisol can be replaced orally by cortisone acetate tablets, or by orally taking hydrocortisone.
- Aldosterone can be replaced by fludrocortisone acetate tablets or mineralocorticoid. The person undergoing this treatment is often asked to increase his or her intake of salt through their diet.
- Sugar, saline and hydrocortisone are often administered intravenously.
Apart from taking proper medication, a person suffering from Addison’s disease can reach out to natural and holistic remedies. These therapies might be good for the person’s overall health and well-being too.
Patients can take a mixture of herbs to help the functioning of the adrenal glands. These herbs can help fight stress and help maintain the overall well being of the person. Ginger is a beneficial herb to help cope with the symptoms of Addison’s disease. It can stop nausea and can stimulate digestion. You might want to consult a herbalist or a homeopath for this reason.
Addison´s Disease Diet
Let’s start with most simple part of this program: Addison´s Disease diet. When it comes to diet, it is very important to avoid eating Toxins and Foods that Kill. Please follow those links and learn what are The Toxins I am talking about and what are those ” Foods that Kill“. Now, important part of your diet should also be Water Cure. Please, become familiar with Water Cure. Your Diet should contain: Foods That Heal, Vegetable juices, Fats that Heal, Unrefined Sea Salt. Also, try to understand food tolerance. You can not find the right Addison´s Disease diet, unless you fully understand and learn about food tolerance.
Take some time to implement and learn all what you have read here, and then continue reading further.
Body Cleansing (Addison´s Disease)
Now, let’s start with body cleansing. Body cleansing is extremely important part of every prevention and curing program. You are guessing: “Dietary changes you made are also a form of cleansing.” But, most people need more then this, especially when it comes to liver health. Body Cleansing is even important for children. Our internal organs can hold a lot toxins, and sometimes, it is impossible to get those toxins out, without doing cleansing. Our liver can contain hundreds of intrahepatic stones. Those stones will block bile flow, and affect the bases of your health, your digestion. Another problem are parasites. You must learn as much as possible about parasites. And, don’t forget also dental toxins.
Let start with cleansing program. You are suppose to do cleansing in this order:
- Bowel cleanse with parasite cleanse
- Dental cleanup (if you can afford it)
- Kidney Cleanse and
- Liver cleanse.
Body Cleansing for Adults:
- Bowel cleanse and Parasite cleanse !
- Dental cleanup – dental work may be one cofactor of your disease: amalgam, root canal, nickel crowns, cavitations (pocket inside jaw bone left after extraction of the wisdom and molar teeth )
- Kidney cleanse
- Liver cleanse and Gallbladder cleanse -liver flush!
Make sure you visit those pages and get more info. Dental cleanup can take many years. If you have a lot of dental metal, do not rush to replace it all at once.
Bowel cleanse should be done at least once a year.
Liver cleanse is a procedure that, for best results, should be repeated at least 6 – 10 times, every 2 or 3 weeks.
Kidney cleanse is simple and cheap, many herbs can be used to cleanse kidneys. If you have no kidney stones, even Water Cure could be enough!
Body Cleansing for kids:
Physical Activity (Addison´s Disease)
Physical Activity helps cleansing, it brings balance and relieves stress.
Psycho-physical activities will help you balance your body and will help you relief accumulated stress. You will have to find a form of exercise that suit you. I will just give you a few examples:
Mini Trampoline jumping – rebounding!
Walk or jog in the nature : Forest, Mountain , river / sea / lake side, beach … fishing, photo-safari, rowing, riding, golf, …
Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Meditation …
Yoga – Hatha, Meditation, Chinese Yoga …
Martial Arts: Karate, Judo, Kung Fu, Teakwood, Budokai, Uechi, Aikido …
Dancing, Aerobics, Gymnastics, Stretching …
Swimming in non-chlorinated water ! ( Best in minerals rich water – Ocean ! )
Weight lifting, ….
Do not exhaust yourself !
Do not exercise with full stomach ! (You may take a walk!)
Do not hurt yourself !
Sweating (Addison´s Disease)
Sweating is powerful way to cleanse your body from accumulated toxins.
– exercise with a lot of clothes
– drink warm tea in a hot room …
– eat CAYENNE pepper! …
It is known that some modern industrial toxins and pesticides can leave your body only through sweat glands!