Case Study: Young Male, Fatigued Adrenal Glands
Names have been changed for patient privacy.
Jason’s Background When I walked into the exam room, I was surprised to see a trim, healthy-looking, 35-year-old man, as most of our male patients are in their 50s and 60s. Jason is married and has two young children, 11 and 9. He felt that he had lost his edge and although he works out regularly, his muscle strength had declined. Sex was not a serious problem, but he didn’t have the stamina he once had. Taking noprescription medication, his doctor says he is very healthy.
Problem Although Jason is not overweight, his fat was noticeably predominant around the midsection when he lifted up his shirt. We measured his pituitary gland to detect what it was telling his testicles and to determine how they were responding. We also checked thyroid, adrenal, sugar metabolism, prolactin and vitamins. Jason’s blood work showed a normal testosterone of 425ng/dl, but this is low for a man his age. His pituitary counts were normal. Vitamin intake was low, and he was eating a lot of carbohydrates. DHEA and Pregnenolone were also low, indicating a fatigued adrenal.
Treatment Plan Men generate much more testosterone versus women’s production of estrogen, making them more susceptible to chemical suppression. We advised Jason to discontinue getting his lawn sprayed and suspend exterminator service. They were permitted to treat the kitchen, but prohibited from spraying in the bedrooms.
Jason started taking additional testosterone. This would lower his sperm count, but since he already had a vasectomy, it wasn’t an issue. He chose to receive injections instead of using a topical gel, as he did not want to risk getting testosterone on his young children. Jason’s insurance company would not pay for testosterone because his counts were above a minimum level, so he received inexpensive, generic testosterone injections. Jason was to continue his exercise program, eat more vegetables and reduce his intake of carbohydrates, diet sodas and beer. We added DHEA and Pregnenolone, along with some basic vitamins and minerals.
Results Within a few months Jason was feeling much better, the belly fat was gone, his muscles were stronger, and his vitality was restored.
Note: Americans live within an environment of over 80,000 chemicals. Most herbicides and insecticides are hormonally active and fool the brain into thinking they are hormones.