My stress increased, these symptoms emerged: jittery, anxiety and weird energy- which led me to check my male sex hormone levels. The results were interesting.
The following hormones were tested:
These hormones play a certain role in your body related to your sex/gender. What I found out, which was intriguing was my levels of DHEA, FSH and LH were considered either borderline or low. So let’s address the steps I am taking to hopefully normalize these levels.
For DHEA-I am taking B6, Adrenal Complex and a few items for my digestion which helps with adrenal support.
The Adrenal Pathway
When we are under stress our adrenal glands produce Cortisol, this is a normal response to stress.
However, when we are under prolonged stress we are constantly creating cortisol, which then presents as us being jittery and anxious and not getting restful sleep.
So if we can help our adrenal glands we essential let them stop making cortisol and allows them to produce other hormones vital to our sex hormones.
The diagram below shows that when going down the cortisol pathway, we are not making DHEA.
DHEA is a hormone that is the first step needed to make testosterone
To help out with my FSH and LH hormones I am taking Pituitrophin, which is designed to support my pituitary gland, where FSH and LH are made. FSH and LH are responsible for sperm and testosterone production.
The Results…..so far
After two weeks of my supplement regimen, my jittery symptoms have subsided and I am rested when I wake up in the morning. We will perform another saliva test to gauge my levels after 3 months of hormonal support.
I am very glad I got my hormone levels check because it gives me insight on my health. If the men in your life are curious on how to get their levels checked, reach out and we will be happy to answer any question.