Adrenal / Thyroid Dysfunction

Supporting Thyroid Health

Thyroid support encompasses the administration of thyroid hormones to address hormone deficiencies resulting from a damaged thyroid gland (replacement therapy) or to prevent the growth or recurrence of thyroid tumors (suppression therapy).

The thyroid gland, a small, butterfly-shaped organ located at the base of the neck, plays a vital role in producing the T4 thyroid hormone, which aids in energy utilization, temperature regulation, and organ function. Hypothyroidism, characterized by insufficient T4 production by the thyroid, is a common reason for seeking thyroid support.

While there is no cure for hypothyroidism, effective management can enable individuals to lead active and fulfilling lives. Thyroid support therapy involves the use of thyroid hormones, specifically T4 and T3, to replicate normal thyroid function. The choice between synthetic T4 and T3 or porcine thyroid depends on individual needs and preferences.

Enhancing Adrenal Function

Adrenal support entails the use of medication to compensate for inadequate adrenal hormone production due to dysfunction in the adrenal glands, pituitary gland, or hypothalamus. Corticosteroids, which serve as replacements for the body’s cortisol, are the primary medications prescribed for addressing adrenal insufficiency. Maintaining cortisol levels within the normal range is essential for regulating energy conversion and cardiovascular function.

Common symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include persistent fatigue, muscle weakness, reduced appetite, weight loss, and abdominal discomfort.