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Glandular System

Natural treatments to help support the glandular system 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.

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.

Endocrine system diseases result from abnormal level of available hormones. The endocrine glands are located in various places throughout the body and are tasked with manufacturing hormones. The hormones regulate body functions in numerous ways. An overproduction of a hormone is known as hyper-, caused by a tumor or tumors of one of the endocrine glands.

An underproduction of hormones results in a deficiency, known as hypo-, and is typically idiopathic. Hormone deficiencies are caused by an autoimmune disease, in which the body attacks its own endocrine system for unknown reasons. Endocrine diseases are usually treatable either by removal of the tumor or by medication. If untreated, most endocrine system diseases will cause death within a period of 1 to 2 years. Diagnosis of endocrine diseases is most often made by means of a combination of clinical signs and blood tests.

Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is located under the chin and makes two hormones, T4 and T3. The most common problem associated with the thyroid gland is underproduction that results in hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is an overproduction of thyroid hormones. Although rare, hyperthyroidism is often the result of thyroid cancer and, although it can sometimes be successfully treated with radiation and/or chemotherapy.

Parathyroid Glands

The four parathyroid glands lie in the soft tissue around the thyroid gland and secrete parathyroid hormone, which is important in regulation of blood calcium. A deficiency of this hormone, known as hypoparathyroidism, causes blood calcium levels to drop. The decrease in calcium level causes tetany, a disease marked by muscle twitches and spasms, similar to those seen in epileptic seizures. A tumor of a parathyroid gland will cause hyperparathyroidism, a disease characterized by deposition of the excess blood calcium in the kidneys leading to kidney failure.

Adrenal Glands

The adrenal glands are located at the front of each kidney and are divided into two parts. Each part makes different hormones. The outer part is known as the adrenal cortex and manufactures cortisol/cortisone and aldosterone. Excess cortisone is known as hyperadrenocortisism, and results in Cushing's disease. A deficiency of cortisone and aldosterone is known as hyperadrenocortisism, also known as Addison's disease.

Pancreas

Pancreas consists of two parts: the endocrine gland and the exocrine gland. The endocrine part of the pancreas makes many hormones, the most important of which is insulin. Not enough insulin will result in diabetes mellitus. An overproduction of insulin can be caused by insulinomas, also known as cancers of the pancreas, which primarily occurs in older large breed dogs. Signs of the disorder are similar to hypoglycemia.

Gonads

Gonads include both testicles in males and ovaries in females. In males, the testicles make testosterone, which is necessary for fertility.

Pituitary Gland

Located at the base of the brain, the pituitary gland controls and regulates the functions of many of the other glands through the action of its six major types of hormones.

Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) is released from the pituitary and regulates the adrenal cortex, which manufactures cortisone. A deficiency of this hormone is rare, but signs are similar to Addison's disease. An excess will cause the most common type of Cushing's syndrome.

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulates the thyroid gland to make T4 and T3. An excess or deficiency of TSH is occasionally related to a tumor on the pituitary gland, destroying TSH-producing cells, resulting in an underactive thyroid gland.

Other hormones secreted by the pituitary gland include follicular stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH), both of which are important to stimulating ovaries and testicles. Excess or lack of these hormones are rare and does not seem related to serious health problems.

The sixth hormone, prolactin, is important to milk secretion in lactating females.

The common diseases 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, Osteoporosis, 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

Kick Start My Heart – (learn more) is used as a cardio tonic to improve the heart and circulatory systems, to strengthen heart muscles, to reduce the risk of heart disease by maintaining heart health, to support muscle and cell healing for all parts of the body including the brain, to protect cell walls and to support strong blood vessels, to support the strength of veins and arteries and as a cognitive tonic to stimulate alpha brain waves, to promote healthy brain function and for its benefits to the heart, circulatory and nervous systems.

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.

 

 

Glandular System

 

Natural treatments to help support the glandular system 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.

 

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.

 

Endocrine system diseases result from abnormal level of available hormones. The endocrine glands are located in various places throughout the body and are tasked with manufacturing hormones. The hormones regulate body functions in numerous ways. An overproduction of a hormone is known as hyper-, caused by a tumor or tumors of one of the endocrine glands.

 

An underproduction of hormones results in a deficiency, known as hypo-, and is typically idiopathic. Hormone deficiencies are caused by an autoimmune disease, in which the body attacks its own endocrine system for unknown reasons. Endocrine diseases are usually treatable either by removal of the tumor or by medication. If untreated, most endocrine system diseases will cause death within a period of 1 to 2 years. Diagnosis of endocrine diseases is most often made by means of a combination of clinical signs and blood tests.

 

Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is located under the chin and makes two hormones, T4 and T3. The most common problem associated with the thyroid gland is underproduction that results in hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is an overproduction of thyroid hormones. Although rare, hyperthyroidism is often the result of thyroid cancer and, although it can sometimes be successfully treated with radiation and/or chemotherapy.

 

Parathyroid Glands

The four parathyroid glands lie in the soft tissue around the thyroid gland and secrete parathyroid hormone, which is important in regulation of blood calcium. A deficiency of this hormone, known as hypoparathyroidism, causes blood calcium levels to drop. The decrease in calcium level causes tetany, a disease marked by muscle twitches and spasms, similar to those seen in epileptic seizures. A tumor of a parathyroid gland will cause hyperparathyroidism, a disease characterized by deposition of the excess blood calcium in the kidneys leading to kidney failure.

 

Adrenal Glands

The adrenal glands are located at the front of each kidney and are divided into two parts. Each part makes different hormones. The outer part is known as the adrenal cortex and manufactures cortisol/cortisone and aldosterone. Excess cortisone is known as hyperadrenocortisism, and results in Cushing's disease. A deficiency of cortisone and aldosterone is known as hyperadrenocortisism, also known as Addison's disease.

 

Pancreas

Pancreas consists of two parts: the endocrine gland and the exocrine gland. The endocrine part of the pancreas makes many hormones, the most important of which is insulin. Not enough insulin will result in diabetes mellitus. An overproduction of insulin can be caused by insulinomas, also known as cancers of the pancreas, which primarily occurs in older large breed dogs. Signs of the disorder are similar to hypoglycemia.

 

Gonads

Gonads include both testicles in males and ovaries in females. In males, the testicles make testosterone, which is necessary for fertility.

 

Pituitary Gland

Located at the base of the brain, the pituitary gland controls and regulates the functions of many of the other glands through the action of its six major types of hormones.

 

Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) is released from the pituitary and regulates the adrenal cortex, which manufactures cortisone. A deficiency of this hormone is rare, but signs are similar to Addison's disease. An excess will cause the most common type of Cushing's syndrome.

 

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulates the thyroid gland to make T4 and T3. An excess or deficiency of TSH is occasionally related to a tumor on the pituitary gland, destroying TSH-producing cells, resulting in an underactive thyroid gland.

 

Other hormones secreted by the pituitary gland include follicular stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH), both of which are important to stimulating ovaries and testicles. Excess or lack of these hormones are rare and does not seem related to serious health problems.

 

The sixth hormone, prolactin, is important to milk secretion in lactating females.

 

The common diseases 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, Osteoporosis, 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

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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

 

Kick Start My Heart – (learn more) is used as a cardio tonic to improve the heart and circulatory systems, to strengthen heart muscles, to reduce the risk of heart disease by maintaining heart health, to support muscle and cell healing for all parts of the body including the brain, to protect cell walls and to support strong blood vessels, to support the strength of veins and arteries and as a cognitive tonic to stimulate alpha brain waves, to promote healthy brain function and for its benefits to the heart, circulatory and nervous systems.

 

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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