Category: Adrenal Fatigue

Pituitary Gland

pituitary gland

Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland is termed the “Master Gland” because it directs other organs and endocrine glands, such as the adrenal glands, to suppress or induce hormone production. Pituitary disorders occur when the pituitary gland produces too many or not enough hormones. Hormones are chemicals that are released into the bloodstream. It is important that the body releases normal amounts of hormones because they send messages to cells throughout the body in order to regulate bodily functions, such as growth, metabolism, and sexual development. Many experts consider the pituitary gland to be the most important part of the endocrine system because it secretes hormones that regulate the functions of many other endocrine glands. As a result, patients with pituitary disorders may experience a disruption in many different bodily functions

The pituitary gland is involved in several functions of the body including:

Growth Hormone (GH) Production; which regulates bone and tissue growth. It also helps maintain a healthy balance of muscle and fat tissue in the body.

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); which signals the thyroid gland to secrete other hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism.

PITIUITARY HEALTH IS IMPERATIVE FOR HORMONE PRODUCTION AND REGULATION

Conditions associated with Pituitary are Acromegaly, Cushing disease and Pituitary tumor.

Thyroid Function and Hypothyroidism

Thyroid & Glands

The Thyroid

The Thyroid is the master gland which regulates the other glands, if it is under producing, it will affect the entire metabolism and hormonal system.

The Live Longer Live well program provides a comprehensive panel, and these markers include a TSH, T4 and T3.  Thyroid problems are not always linked to the gland itself, just because a patient has an elevated TSH and a Low T3 does not mean you have a problem.

The Adrenal Glands, Hypothalamus and pancreas all have a direct relationship with the Thyroid. If these other organs and glands are not functioning properly then the master gland will produce less Thyroid hormone and the blood chemistry will reflect with an elevated TSH and depressed T3.

Excessive stress or physical exercise will cause Adrenal problems, if the Adrenal glands are fatigued or stressed, the Thyroid will not let T4 convert into T3. The adrenal glands have to be tested and treated before other problems are resolved.

The Hypothalamus and Pituitary send the neurological message to the Thyroid; low cholesterol will decrease brain function and if there is decreased brain health, the Thyroid will be affected and will decrease Thyroid hormone production.

Blood sugar levels need attention to increase the production of the Thyroid, as insulin resistance and diabetes put enormous stress on the Adrenal glands and Thyroid.  Most times, Thyroid blood chemistry levels will improve as Hypothalamus, Pituitary, and Adrenal glands are addressed properly.

Doctors need to stop pushing Synthyroid (a synthetic drug to mimics thyroid hormone) to normalize the blood levels. The doctor and the patient need to address other areas before diagnosing the Thyroid is the main problem.

Go get a comprehensive blood chemistry panel from a Live Longer Live Well provider. The L3W system will show the patient what organ or gland needs attention. We suggest the conservative approach first before going on life time medication.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Excessive exercise and stress will tax the adrenals and hinder its testosterone production.

L3W BHRT program analyzes your saliva test result to determine optimum hormone dosages for your body.

Thyroid

Adrenal fatigue needs to be treated before addressing the Thyroid. If the adrenals are not producing enough cortisol, T4 will not produce T3.  Adrenal fatigue, Hypothalamus and Pituitary issues usually cause Thyroid dysfunction.

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