Adrenal Dysfunction

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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

  • Abnormal blood sugar levels or hypoglycemia
  • Weight gain around the waist
  • Getting flu more often
  • Low sex derive
  • High allergic response to foods or environmental allergens
  • Pain in the back and neck
  • Ache/arthritic pain
  • Decreased immune response
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Lightheaded
  • Having difficulty in getting up in the morning
  • Increased symptoms of PMS for women

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty concentration
  • Memory loss, unable to remember things
  • Less tolerance and patience for stress
  • Easily frustrated

CORTISOL:


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
  • DHEA
  • TESTOSTERONE
  • 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.

 

ADRENAL DYSFUNCTION & HORMONE BALANCE