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Endocrine Disorders

Endocrine Disorders

Natural treatments to help prevent hormone imbalances and to help treat endocrine disorders in dogs and cats.

The endocrine system interacts with many organs and bodily systems, and the adrenal and thyroid glands plays a major role in providing critical trace nutrient support to all glands and tissue, and the adrenals can become stressed and fatigued, also affecting the liver, duodenum, and kidneys.

Addison’s disease, also known as hypoadrenocorticism or sometimes similarly as Cushing’s disease (excess cortisol), is an endocrine disorder that develops as a result of insufficient production of adrenal hormones by the adrenal gland. While Addison's disease is relatively uncommon in dogs and cats, however, it can affect any breed or sex.

The endocrine system of a dog or cat consists of several glands and organs that produce hormones. A hormone is a substance or chemical that when released, passes through the bloodstream and affects other organs within the body. Hormones are essential for growth and development, digestive processes and utilizing nutrients.

The endocrine glands include hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal glands, and part of the pancreas, liver, kidneys, ovaries and testes. The pituitary gland controls the entire hormonal system. These hormones are responsible for regulating, coordinating and controlling stress responses, sexual activity and blood sugar levels. If there are imbalances in the endocrine gland and their hormones do not function effectively, the overall health of your dog or cat would be severely affected.

Common disorders of the endocrine system include:

Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism)

Cushing’s disease (Hyperadrenocorticism)

Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism

Diabetes Mellitus

Pancreatitis

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies can also be used as part of a broader treatment approach to reduce the symptoms of endocrine diseases in pets, to promote healthy thyroid function, to support an underactive thyroid and balance hormonal imbalance, to promote systemic balance in the endocrine system, to maintain body temperature, metabolism, fertility, and growth. Herbals are safe and effective and help to support overall health and wellbeing.

I AM A ROCK STAR - (learn more) supports adrenal gland health and response to stress and metabolic demand, supports glandular ability to rebuild and regenerate, promotes hormonal balance, regulates stress on liver, kidney and digestive functions by reducing thirst and excessive elimination, promotes cognitive function and memory performance, balances blood sugar levels, for natural energy in young and geriatric pets, increases muscle use, ability and stamina, provides anti-inflammatory and immune support, helps maintain healthy adrenal, central nervous, digestive, immune and reproductive systems.

I Feel Good –  (learn more) promotes healthy immune response, reduces inflammation, provides dermal support and growth of healthy cells and tissues in the body’s defense mechanism, reduces the histamine trigger for contact allergies, seasonal and chronic allergens, pathogens, skin rashes, infections, hot spots, inflammation, swelling, hair loss, itching and geriatria (dull coat, lethargy), for all types of arthritis, including Degenerative Joint Disease, Osteoarthritis, Osteroporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and symptoms associated with rheumatism, including pain, strains, injuries, muscle pain, swelling and lack of mobility.

Gland Candy - (learn more) contains healthy fatty Omega 3 acids used in the treatment of skin conditions and to promote healthy skin and coat, to support and tone the lymphatic system, to balance glandular activities including the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands, to support and maintain healthy thyroid function and to soothe the thyroid and endocrine system, for allergies, alopecia, allergic dermatitis, moist dermatitis (hot spots), to stimulate tissue repair and for all types of arthritis.

Although there is no cure for endocrine diseases, there are several things that you can do to strengthen your pet’s immune and alleviate some of the symptoms:

Feed your dog a healthy, all natural diet without preservatives, colorants or additives, this will also prevent allergy symptoms.

Always provide clean, fresh water that is easily accessible for your pet

Make sure that you provide extra padding and softness for your pet’s bed to ease pain and discomfort

Strengthen your pet’s immune system with immune-building supplements

Monitor your pet’s appetite and general demeanour to see if there is any change in his condition

Reduce stress and anxiety pet and prepare or avoid situations that may cause physical or emotional distress for your pert

Visit your vet regularly for routine check ups

Related Products:

Yelp for Kelp - (learn more) provides critical trace nutrient support for the endocrine system, to energize the body, for building and toning enzymes, tissues, hormones and bones, for enhancing natural cleansing and detoxification, for anemia, as an osteoporosis preventative, to promote immunity and for metabolic disorders, including the thyroid gland and other glands and tissues that affect the thyroid, for thyroid disorders, to cleanse the lymphatic system, to maintain healthy levels of TSH, T3 and T4, and for metabolic disorders.

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – (learn more) provides nutrients that reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and the risk of coronary cardiac heart and coronary disease, removes fat from arterial walls, for arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis; supports cardiac and circulatory function, supports the strength of veins, arteries and healthy blood circulation to the brain, balances blood sugar levels, for diabetes, for hypertension, combats degenerative diseases including arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis, for Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Disease (CHD), Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Heart Disease, Endocardiosis, Ischemic Heart Disease and Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Conventional Remedies:

The diagnoses of endocrine diseases and hormonal imbalance in cats and dogs are based on the symptoms presented, a thorough physical examination and a review of your pet’s medical history. Certain diagnostic tests such as blood tests to measure the various hormones in the blood, stimulating tests, serum biochemistry tests, complete blood count (CBC) and urinalysis may be confirmed to confirm the diagnosis.

In addition, x-rays, CT scans, MRI’s, radioisotope scans, fine needle aspirates, and biopsies may also be performed to confirm the diagnosis of the endocrine disease.

Treatment depends on the type of endocrine disease, the cause and overall health of the pet. Various medications are usually prescribed and in more severe cases, surgical procedures may be performed to remove the gland or organ. Most endocrine diseases require life-long therapy but if diagnosed early, animals can continue to live a normal, fulfilled life.

 

 

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