ADRENAL HORMONE PANEL

Adrenal gland fatigue hormone testing

 

WHAT IS IT?

The adrenal glands are responsible for secreting numerous hormones including epinephrine, cortisol, DHEA, progesterone and testosterone. Cortisol levels in the body regulate a number of different functions such as the immune system, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and electrolyte levels. Normal cortisol levels should follow a curve increasing when you wake up and slowly decreasing towards bedtime at night. When you are stressed your body produces cortisol. If you suffer from chronic stress, both physical and emotional your adrenal glands can stop producing cortisol the way they should. Adrenal fatigue is becoming more and more common as our lifestyles change to involve more working hours, lack of sleep, nutrient deficiencies that tax the body, poor diet and lack of exercise.


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ADRENAL FATIGUE?

  • Weight gain (especially around the middle)

  • Poor circulation

  • Difficulty handing stress

  • Difficulty waking up in the morning

  • Difficulty getting to sleep at night

  • Weakened immune system

  • Overuse of caffeine for energy

  • Anxiety or depression

  • Low energy, lethargy

  • Higher energy levels in evening

  • Lightheadedness upon standing

  • Decreased memory or brain fog

  • Low libido

  • Low blood pressure

  • Craving salty food

  • Unexplained hair loss

  • Body aches and pain

HOW DO YOU TEST?

The test is done from the comfort of our own home and involves taking multiple saliva samples and varying times throughout the day. The saliva is tested for cortisol levels at different times of day as well as accompanying hormones DHEA and Progesterone which are used to assess adrenal gland function.

WHEN WILL I GET MY RESULTS?

Results are usually received within 7 days from when the test is completed.

All lab testing requires an initial consultation. Testing can be done the same day in most cases.