Your thyroid works in tandem with your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands, which are above your kidneys, can handle small amounts of stress well. When you encounter stress they release cortisol, which enhances various bodily functions.
Hypothyroidism is a disorder caused when the body’s thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. This can cause a person to feel constantly fatigued, cold, and to gain weight. Hypothyroidism is extremely common, but often goes undetected because standard blood tests miss the majority of low thyroid patients. A number of health conditions are shown to be caused by or associated with low tissue thyroid levels, including:
- Insulin resistance
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Autoimmune disease
- Iron deficiency
Hyperthyroidism is the opposite of hypothyroidism, and is a disorder caused when the body’s thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. This can cause a person to suffer anxiety, insomnia, sweating, and weight loss among other symptoms that can occur when bodily functions speed up due to excess thyroid hormones. A number of serious health conditions can be caused by or associated with excess thyroid hormones, including:
- Heart problems
- Eye problem
- Brittle bones
- Red, swollen skin
- Thyrotoxic crisis
Adrenal fatigue is a term applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems caused by the body’s adrenal glands not performing well enough due to stress, bacterial/viral infections, or hormonal imbalance. People who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, as well as premenopausal and menopausal women are particularly susceptible to this.
Compounded medications are available to help treat and/or alleviate all these conditions.