Prolonged stress responses can progress into dysfunctional hormonal patterns. Chronic stress can disrupt metabolism and ultimately contribute to neurological conditions, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal symptoms, skin issues, and other complications. Signs or symptoms of prolonged stress or chronic metabolic dysfunction are indicators for adrenal testing.4, 5
The adrenal stress profile includes six saliva collection vials. While only five collections are required, an optional sixth collection is recommended for deeper insights into your hormone function. There are five to six cortisol collections and one DHEA-S collection.
Since stress and inflammation are major underlying factors in many chronic diseases, checking levels of both cortisol and DHEA can be a window into how well the body is managing this critical factor of chronic illness.
Both cortisol and DHEA, produced by the adrenal glands, affect carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism, as well as thyroid hormone and sex hormone function:
Easy to understand color-coded test report compares your results to reference ranges for cortisol (hormone increased during stress) and DHEA (hormone reduced during stress) along with research based test results commentary.
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