Adrenal Dysfunction


The adrenal glands produce hormones such as cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone that you cannot live without. These hormones are essential to your health and energy and significantly affect total body function. Cortisol helps you respond to stress as well as other important functions. In Cushing's syndrome, there's too much cortisol, while with Addison's disease, there is too little. Adrenal fatigue is a syndrome identified by a collection of signs and symptoms, and occurs when the adrenal glands do not function as they should. Signs and symptoms may include feeling extremely tired, lack of energy, and/or feeling unwell. If you have an adrenal gland disorder, your compounding pharmacist can customize dosage amounts and formulations to meet your specific needs and omit any inactive ingredients, which could cause side effects. Your pharmacist may be able to formulate a variety of formulations to make your medication easier to take as well as better tasting.

Depending on the adrenal gland disorder, you may require certain medications to stop the excess production of hormones or may require hormone replacement. Regardless of the treatment needed, your compounding pharmacist may be able to prepare customized medications to suit your body type and symptoms and get you feeling better in no time.