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)
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 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.