Adrenal Dysfunction/Thyroid Imbalance
Adrenal dysfunction and thyroid imbalances often occur at the same time and can be related to other health problems, including chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. The adrenal glands are triangular endocrine glands that are located at the top of the kidneys. They produce different types of hormones, all of which are considered steroids. Each hormone in the body performs a specific function and works together with the other hormones to maintain healthy balance. When these hormones are out of balance, they can trigger numerous symptoms and other imbalances throughout the body.
When the adrenal glands are not functioning properly, you may develop adrenal fatigue. This can occur when you have other health problems or have experienced long-term physical or emotional stress. Symptoms of adrenal dysfunction can include fatigue, feeling rundown, low stamina, difficulty concentrating, poor immune function, low blood pressure and an increased sensitivity to cold. If you have symptoms of adrenal dysfunction or thyroid imbalance, your health care practitioner can perform several tests to identify the nature of the imbalance and may make treatment recommendations that can help you regain balance.
Synthetic thyroid hormones are commonly used, but many patients report feeling better using Natural Thyroid. Commercially prepared synthetic formulations often contain fillers and other ingredients that can be poorly tolerated by some patients. Natural Thyroid is only available through compounding pharmacies such as ours, and we can provide you with specific formulations, blends of T3 and T4 and your preferred dosage forms to improve your results. We can even eliminate problematic ingredients for better results.
Adrenal glands produce both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant hormones, such as cortisol, which can help reduce allergic reactions. These hormones can also help your body convert food into energy. Proper adrenal support requires good sleep habits, balanced nutrition, regular exercise and stress management. Some patients may also benefit from replacing deficient hormones.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism include cold and heat intolerance, fatigue, low blood pressure, swelling, headaches, low sexual desire, infertility, menstrual irregularities, joint and muscle aches and pains, reduced metabolism, brain fog and constipation. Because symptoms are often vague and can be attributed to other causes, many people are unaware of their hypothyroidism.
Thyroxin, or T4, is secreted by the thyroid gland and converted into triiodothyronine, or T3, an active form of the hormone. Patients who are only receiving T4 replacement as part of their therapy may continue to experience symptoms. These patients may benefit from additional T3 preparations. We offer specialty compounding services that include combined formulations of T3 and T4 or sustained release formulas that provide comprehensive support for your condition and that better address your symptoms.
Mild Thyroid Failure
Some people with subclinical hypothyroidism may have normal thyroid results but still suffer from symptoms of hypothyroidism. Natural Thyroid may be a treatment option that can help restore balance and energy. Natural Thyroid is specially compounded to meet each patient’s unique needs and can be a good choice for patients who do not experience symptom relief with commercially prepared thyroid hormones.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
Patients who have CFS or fibromyalgia may be more prone to adrenal fatigue and symptoms of hypothyroidism. Traditional preparations may be ineffective for these patients, who may benefit from a specially compounded blend of T3 and T4 hormones or sustained release T3 hormones. Because standard blood tests may be ineffective for identifying certain types of hormonal abnormalities, your doctor may recommend more sensitive tests. These tests can be extremely beneficial and can ensure that you have the most appropriate preparation available. Our pharmacy can compound the exact doses and types of medications you need to achieve more personalized results, better symptom control and improved compliance.
Hormone therapy may be combined with nutritional supplements to better support thyroid and adrenal function and provide powerful symptom relief for patients with adrenal dysfunction, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
- Nutritional support that includes antioxidants and protein supplements can help combat free radicals, which can be damaging to the immune system.
- Patients with thyroid or adrenal gland dysfunctions may be unable to absorb and use vitamin B-12, but it plays an important role in immune function. Proper supplementation with vitamin B-12 can help patients better absorb and use this vital nutrient.
- D-ribose has been shown to reduce symptoms in patients who have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. Energy levels have been shown to increase dramatically, and many report an increase in feelings of well-being.
Your adrenal and thyroid health should not be left to chance. Our compounding pharmacy works closely with patients and health care providers to identify and prepare the most appropriate treatment regimens. We can make adjustments in dose, strength and formulation to meet your specific needs and can even use a variety of dosage forms to make your medication needs more palatable and easier to take. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve better health.