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Thyroid and Adrenal Glands

Thyroid and Adrenal Glands
The adrenal gland can be seen as the engine of the body. Her hormones are involved in the processes that give power and energy to the body.

Both thyroid and adrenal gland lie on the so-called HPA axis. Hormones of both glands affect a large number of body processes, from metabolism to blood pressure.

The thyroid gland is located in the lower part of the neck. The adrenal gland is located near the kidneys. What do they have in common?

Both thyroid and adrenal gland lie on the so-called HPA axis. The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland are in charge of the HPA axis. Hormones of both glands affect a large number of body processes, from metabolism to blood pressure. Both glands physiologically respond to long-term exposure to stressful situations. These two glands are, therefore – related.

Disturbances in the function of one of these glands may be caused by the reduced function of the other gland.

The adrenal gland can be seen as the engine of the body. Her hormones are involved in the processes that give power and energy to the body.

The thyroid gland can be seen as the accelerator pedal. Her hormones help maintain a balanced functioning of the body. Everybody knows that we can accelerate indefinitely, but it is useless if the engine (the adrenal gland) is not functioning.

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Disturbances in the function of one of these glands may be caused by the reduced function of the other gland. When patients who are undergoing hormone replacement therapy increase the dose of the hormones they are taking they may experience this imbalance. They may feel a lack of energy as a result.

Because the thyroid and adrenal gland are so connected, adrenal fatigue may be balanced with your hormone replacement therapy medications.

If you are undergoing hormone replacement therapy it is important to check the functioning of the adrenal gland. This can be done but checking the cortisol levels from saliva.

Because the thyroid and adrenal gland are so connected, adrenal fatigue may be balanced with your hormone replacement therapy medications. If these don’t seem to be working, you may look into alternative medications and relaxation techniques.

 

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