ADRENAL DYSFUNCTION & HORMONE BALANCE
The adrenal glands maintain and keep the body’s stress hormones in balance. If some one is under pressure and stress the adrenal glands become diminished which may causing a decrease in the amount of steroid hormones in the body, particular cortisol.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE SIGN OF ADRENAL DYSFUNCTION:
- Having trouble getting up in the morning? Energy levels have waned.
- Lack of motivation and desire to do anything
- Feeling stressed
- Feeling tired
- Feeling overwhelming or daunting
- Need coffee or stimulant to get going in the morning
ADRENAL DYSFUNCTION CAN INFLUENCE:
THE PHYSICAL HEALTH
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR
Cortisol is a well-known marker of hypothalamuspituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity. This steroid can easily be measured in saliva, enabling patients to collect samples in comfort at any time of the day, even in stressful situations. Cortisol concentrations are found to be higher when the individual is subject to a stressful situation. Salivary cortisol measurement is a helpful tool to evaluate stress and depression in different situations Parameters such as levels of cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, alpha amylase exhibit relationships with chronic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, behavior, cognitive function, and health
ADRENAL DYSFUNCTION PANEL:
- CORTISOL DIURANL
- ALPHA AMYLASE
FOUR SALIVA SAMPLES ARE USED TO ASSESS THE FOLLOWING SALIVARY HORMONE:
Cortisol helps evaluate the stress response.
DHEA, helps determine degree to which other hormones may be affected by cortisol changes.
TESTOSTERONE, imbalance may effect the adrenals ‘stress glands and has a significant role in adrenal fatigue.
There is actually a testosterone-to-adrenal link and one that could possibly help the adrenals to “recover” and “heal”.
ALPHA AMYLASE, alpha-amylase has been linked to several other emotional, behavioral and health-related issues.