Each person has two adrenal glands both located on top of each of the body’s two kidneys. These glands are important to the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system. Adrenal fatigue is a very common condition in today’s society through the physical and physiological demands we put on our adrenal glands. Each gland is composed of two distinct zones, the large outer cortex and the inner medulla.
Salivary cortisol testing is an effective, non-invasive test that evaluates bioactive levels of the body’s important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This hormone test (stress test) serves as a critical tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances underlying anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions that may affect our day to day lives. This hormone test examines 4 saliva samples over a 12-hour period for levels of cortisol and DHEA. The Adrenocortex test should be used as a general screening test as it plays such an important role for a healthy life.
In combination to this test, the basic male hormone profile has been added as it is a unique and accurate analysis for the measurement of male hormones. As the body ages it is evident that particular hormones decline or fluctuate causing a variety of health conditions. This complete unique profile will provide valuable information on an individual’s hormonal and adrenal status.
- Poor concentration, ‘brain fog’
- Energy levels
- Fatigue, lethargy
- Salt cravings
- Mild depression
- Lack of stamina
- Sexual dysfunction
- Irregular sleeping patterns
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Blood Pressure
- Impaired Immune System
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