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|Adrenal Estrogens: Are we missing something?
Written by Carol Petersen, RPh, CNP - Women's International Pharmacy
Dr. Al Plechner, veterinarian, has authored books about the importance of cortisol produced by the adrenal glands in preventing allergies, autoimmunity, and cancer. Citing Dr. William McK Jefferies classic book, "Safe Uses of Cortisone," Dr. Plechner stresses that low cortisol production by the body due to stress, lack of exercise, poor nutrition and other factors contributes to the same conditions in humans as it does in animals.
Low levels of cortisol in the body cause the pituitary gland in the brain to produce more and more ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) in an attempt to stimulate the adrenal glands to make more cortisol. However, when the adrenal glands are fatigued and unable to produce more cortisol, the continuous stimulation of the adrenal glands by ACTH causes them to produce estrogens and androgens (like DHEA) instead.