When you have adrenal fatigue, your body is not secreting out quite enough cortisol. It’s not kicking out enough DHEA, it’s not kicking out a lot of the other hormones that are necessary for you to maintain your balance. While testosterone may be one of the issues, it may very likely be only one of several things that need to be addressed.
So the fatigue could be testosterone, but more than likely what you’re demonstrating is something called adrenal fatigue. Now, why is that important? The adrenal glands are these two bits of tissue that sit on top of the kidneys. There are three parts to these glands. One part secretes cortisol, the second part secretes epinephrine or adrenaline, and the third part of the gland is responsible for the secretion of estrogens, DHEA, and about thirty to fifty other important hormones. These little pieces of tissue, the adrenal glands, are vital to your health.
As you get older, the adrenal glands tend to decrease in their effectiveness and function. This is the way the body ages.
We need to look at your adrenal glands and find out what we need to do to ramp up their function, or to restore those hormones that are not being produced in adequate amounts. One hormone in particular, DHEA, or didehydroepiandrosterone, is most likely what’s causing the fatigue.
Do you wake up in the middle of the night finding yourself where you can’t get back to bed? Do you feel panicky, or wake up in the morning and you just do not feel as though you rested at all?
Those symptoms usually result from adrenal fatigue or adrenal failure. Lab work is the only way to know for sure. The problem with testosterone products that are commercially available, is that they contain inadequate quantities testosterone to begin with. 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.
The way I really prefer replenish testosterone and other hormone levels, is a compounded product that combines the testosterone with a little bit of progesterone, then adding something called chrysin to the mix. Adding an aromatase inhibitor like chrysin prevents the enzymatic breakdown of testosterone to estradiol, which is not a good thing for a guy.[/testimonial][/testimonials]