ADRENAL FUNCTION PROFILE
A simple saliva test allows you to find the source of
adrenal imbalances underlying symptoms such as
situational stress and fatigue, allergies and/or
lowered immunity, and offers long-term intervention
People in today’s society tend to lead frenetic, unbalanced lifestyles. Commonly, individuals experience continuous stress, not only from emotional stressors (e.g. relationship, financial, and occupational) but also from physical stressors (e.g. sleep deprivation, exercise, caffeine consumption, pain) without adequate recovery. Chronic exposure to these stressors often causes elevations in adrenal hormone levels, leading to disorders ranging from anxiety to infertility. While many individuals are able to cope, the adrenal glands may, over time, start to have an impaired response to stressors, which reduces adrenal hormone output.
The resulting adrenal insufficiency, also known as “adrenal burnout” or “adrenal fatigue,” may present with a constellation of symptoms from chronic fatigue to allergies. While everyone is potentially at risk, the problem is more prevalent among people with high-stress professions (e.g. executives, medical professionals, and teachers).
An easy-to-do home collection saliva test for:
- Cortisol (4 times/periods one-day)
Salivary cortisol testing is an established method for the diagnosis of Cushing’s Disease (hypercortisolism) and preferred over serum or urine testing because of its reliability, non-invasiveness and convenience of sampling. The convenience of saliva collection and the avoidance of an anticipatory rise in cortisol levels caused by the stress of venipuncture has also been an advantage in research on adrenal function and depression in infants and children.