Adrenal Fatigue

Today, the fast pace and heavy demands of work life, family life, and social life put excessive stress on many individuals.  Instead of producing cortisol to handle a quick burst of stress and then going back to normal, the body makes more and more of this hormone to deal with these constant worries and pressures.  As such, cortisol levels remain elevated throughout the day.  While a lot of people believe that they have too much cortisol, which causes them to gain weight, we have found the opposite to be true.  If chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels continue for years, the adrenal glands will grow tired from making excessive amounts of this hormone.  This is called adrenal fatigue.

Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Low blood sugar
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness upon standing
  • Muscle and/or joint pain
  • Recurrent infections
  • Allergies and/or asthma
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Low libido
  • Hair loss
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Difficulty coping with stress

Produced in the adrenal glands, cortisol is a steroid hormone predominantly known for its relationship to stress.  It is released in reaction to danger and initiates the body’s fight-or-flight response.

Treatment of Adrenal Fatigue with Cortisol

Compounded Cortisol SR capsules

Cortisol

Cortisol is used to treat many different conditions. It is used to treat endocrine (hormonal) disorders when the body does not produce enough of its own steroids. It is also used to treat immune and allergic disorders, such as arthritis, lupus, severe psoriasis, severe asthma, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and thyroid disorders.
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Compounded Cortisol sublingual tablets

Cortisol

Cortisol is used to treat many different conditions. It is used to treat endocrine (hormonal) disorders when the body does not produce enough of its own steroids. It is also used to treat immune and allergic disorders, such as arthritis, lupus, severe psoriasis, severe asthma, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and thyroid disorders.
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DHEA for Adrenal Fatigue and Overall Health

In addition to cortisol, another key hormone in relation to adrenal fatigue is dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).  DHEA is the most abundant hormone in the body.  Considered the “Fountain of Youth”, this steroid hormone synthesizes testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone, and has cardiovascular, metabolic, and anti-stress properties.

Symptoms of DHEA Deficiency include:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Autoimmune disease, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Depression
  • Lack of libido
  • Weight gain
  • Osteoporosis
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease

Optimal DHEA levels have the following benefits:

  • Cardiovascular: decreases cholesterol, lowers triglycerides, and prevents clotting of the blood
  • Metabolic: decreases fat storage and promotes weight loss and lean muscle mass
  • Neurological: increases brain function (including memory), helps regulate mood, improves stress by decreasing cortisol, and improves sleep

DHEA also increases human growth hormone levels, increases bone formation and density, and has skin renewal properties.

Treatment of DHEA Deficiency

Compounded DHEA SR capsules

DHEA

DHEA is used for natural hormone replacement therapy. DHEA is a precursor to the androgens, testosterone, and the estrogens. DHEA is important to protein building and repair. DHEA is primarily made in the adrenal glands and declines dramatically as we age, making it a primary biomarker of aging. DHEA may be of value in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, immune system disorders, and chronic fatigue.
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Compounded DHEA topical cream

DHEA

DHEA is used for natural hormone replacement therapy. DHEA is a precursor to the androgens, testosterone, and the estrogens. DHEA is important to protein building and repair. DHEA is primarily made in the adrenal glands and declines dramatically as we age, making it a primary biomarker of aging. DHEA may be of value in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, immune system disorders, and chronic fatigue.
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Compounded DHEA sublingual tablets

DHEA

DHEA is used for natural hormone replacement therapy. DHEA is a precursor to the androgens, testosterone, and the estrogens. DHEA is important to protein building and repair. DHEA is primarily made in the adrenal glands and declines dramatically as we age, making it a primary biomarker of aging. DHEA may be of value in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, immune system disorders, and chronic fatigue.
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