adrenoCortex Stress profile
This saliva test provides comprehensive testing of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis using carefully timed salivary samples of the hormones Cortisol and DHEA. The report offers an easy-to-interpret graphic which plots the results of the cortisol awakening response (CAR) and the natural diurnal rhythm.
Daily hassles, chronic pain, blood sugar dysregulation, work stressors, and stress can alter the HPA axis. Imbalances in adrenal hormones can have a wide range of negative consequences that can adversely impact a patient’s overall quality of life. The symptoms of HPA axis dysfunction can be vague and are highly variable but may include: fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, depression, GI complaints, and chronic pain.