Adrenal Dysfunction & Thyroid Imbalance

Adrenal Dysfunction
The adrenal gland secrete hormones (such as cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone) are essential to health and vitality. They significantly affect function of human body. After mid-age, adrenal glands become the major endogenous source of sex hormones in both men and women. Our modern life style or chronic illness can cause adrenal fatigue. This may lead to serious health problems including allergies and obesity.
Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant adrenal hormones like cortisol help to minimize allergic and negative reactions, such as cancer and autoimmune disorders. These hormones closely affect the utilization of carbohydrates and fats, the conversion of fats and proteins into energy, and cardiovascular and gastrointestinal function. Proper adrenal support is essential to complete the hormonal pathway to optimal health, and includes proper nutrition, getting plenty of sleep, regular moderate exercise, stress management, slowing down to regain a proper perspective on life, and replacement of
deficient hormones.

Thyroid Hormone Therapy
Symptoms of hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) include fatigue, cold and heat intolerance, hypotension, fluid retention, dry skin and/or hair, constipation, headaches, low sexual desire, infertility, irregular menstrual periods, aching muscles and joints, depression, anxiety, slowed metabolism and decreased heart rate, memory impairment, enlarged tongue, deep voice, swollen neck, PMS, weight gain, hypoglycemia, and high cholesterol and triglycerides. Yet, more than half of all people with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.

Mild Thyroid Failure
People with Mild Thyroid Failure (“subclinical hypothyroidism”) have symptoms of thyroid deficiency, although lab tests may indicate their thyroid function is “normal”. In 2003, the normal range for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) was adjusted from 0.5-5.0 to 0.3-3.0 as the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists acknowledged that symptoms of hypothyroidism frequently occurred in patients with “normal” lab values. Many patients with thyroid dysfunction have tried synthetic thyroid hormones, such as levothyroxine and liothyronine, and have found that natural thyroid is the only form that works adequately for them. Compounded Natural Thyroid is an option when commercial products are unavailable.