If waking up in the middle of the night, and often not being able to get back to sleep, is leaving you with no energy throughout the day, you may be suffering from Chronic Fatigue. It can negatively impact daily life and inhibit normal day-to-day activities. Chronic fatigue develops with age as a result of a decrease in Adrenal Function. Essentially, the adrenal glands decrease in their effectiveness and function as we get “older.” This is the way the body ages. Fatigue and Insomnia usually result from adrenal fatigue or adrenal failure.
Fatigue itself is merely a symptom other underlying issues. Laboratory analysis is the best way to quantify exact amounts of hormones in the blood. This is a crucial first step. Giving someone hormone replacement without the having lab work done is not safe and maybe harmful. I only treat patients with Hormone Replacement Therapy after knowing their precise values, and then calculating a proper dosage for treatment. One hormone in particular, DHEA, or didehydroepiandrosterone, is most likely causing the feeling of fatigue itself. Improving DHEA blood levels may take care of the chronic fatigue.
The recent media explosion of “Low T” in men and the information they contain regarding hormone replacement is extremely misleading. The problem with testosterone products that are commercially available, is that they contain inadequate quantities of testosterone, and by using these commercially available “low T” products, there is nothing to prevent the body from taking this testosterone and degrading it to estradiol as it passes through the skin. That is the exact opposite of the desired effect.
We prefer to restore testosterone and other hormone levels in a compounded product that combines testosterone with a little bit of progesterone, and something called “chrysin.”. Adding an aromatase inhibitor, chrysin, prevents the enzymatic breakdown of testosterone to estradiol.
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