Compounding and Adrenal Fatigue
Hormonal balance is a key factor in optimal adrenal function. When the adrenal glands function below a necessary level, our bodies give off signs and symptoms known as adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is usually associated with stress (physical, emotional, or psychological) through hormones that help in regulating body functions such as: heart rate, muscle function, how you cope with stressful situations, how you produce and store energy, metabolism, etc. A few examples that may have an effect on your adrenal glands could be: a death in the family (emotional), a recent surgery (physical), or dealing with constant, prolonged stress (psychological). Other factors that cause adrenal fatigue may include: not getting enough sleep, poor diet, chronic illnesses, infections, dealing with too many pressures, etc.
Whenever adrenal gland function is reduced (mildly or greatly), every organ in your body may become affected. The body tries to overcompensate and work with the adrenal function it has, which often causes more issues. Millions of Americans are affected by adrenal fatigue, yet conventional medicine has not yet identified it as a syndrome and, despite the big impact it can have on your health, it is often overlooked.
ADRENAL FATIGUE SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of adrenal fatigue may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- It seems that you never get enough sleep
- You have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning
- You need excessive amounts of coffee, soda, or energy drinks to get you through the day
- Feeling overly stressed
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Difficulty overcoming an illness
Adrenal fatigue can cause many issues with your overall health and wellness, giving you the feeling of chronic tiredness, trouble thinking clearly, or just an overall “blah” feeling. Many people who feel sluggish or under the weather believe that they are coming down with an illness and seek antibiotics from their physicians. In the long run, this will not help them with their symptoms and may cause them to overuse antibiotics that can cause an intolerance when an antibiotic medication may be truly needed.
IDENTIFYING ADRENAL FATIGUE OR ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY
Saliva testing can be used to determine your hormone levels. Saliva testing is a non-invasive specimen collection that doesn’t require a blood draw and has no risk to you. Samples are collected 4 times in a one day period.
Saliva Test Kit check the following:
- Male and Female Sex Hormones (Testosterone, Progesterone, Estrogens)
- Adrenal and Stress Hormones (4pt Cortisol, DHEA)
- Metabolism (Insulin levels)
- Food Intolerances (Eggs, Milk, Soy, Gluten)
The kits are free to our customers, and once it is done and sent to Diagnos-techs Labs, Diagnos-techs will call to get payment information on the test.
COMPOUNDING SOLUTIONS FOR ADRENAL FATIGUE
Once the tests are completed by the lab, our pharmacist, Marc Barbose, will receive an email from Diagnos-techs and he will put together an action plan that you can take to your physician to get you on track to healthier adrenal function. The action plan may include a prescription recommendation, a few nutraceuticals (pharmaceutical grade vitamins), or both. An easy to use kit can be obtained at Well Care Compounding Pharmacy.
At Well Care Compounding Pharmacy, we offer many options to assist you in concurring adrenal fatigue. We are able to provide adrenal support compounds to help get your hormones back in balance. Male and female natural hormones replacement creams or gels, DHEA capsules, Pregnenolone SR capsules, Cortisol SR capsules, Thyroid capsules, and Melatonin troches are among a few of the products we are able to compound with a prescription from your physician. We also carry nutraceuticals such as, Xymogen, Thorne, and OrthoMolecular, that will assist in boosting adrenal function, and are available to you without a prescription.
If you have any questions about how a compounding pharmacy can aid in your adrenal function or a question about the nutraceuticals we offer, please contact Well Care Compounding Pharmacy at 702-553-2575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a more extensive overview and explanation of adrenal fatigue and how it affects your health and wellness, we recommend Dr. James L. Wilson’s book, Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome.