ADRENAL STRESS PROFILE (SALIVA) (MALE & FEMALE)
Adrenal Strees Profile (Male & Female) tests adrenal hormones DHEA-S and Diurnal Cortisol (Cx4)(morning, noon, evening, nighttime). It is recommended with chronic stress, fatigue, sleep disturbances, allergies and/or lowered immunity; indicator of adrenal imbalance. This test is for both Men and Women. Furthermore, you will find laboratory's comments on your test result which suggests a healthy diet, what kind of exercise you should do and some reading materials to maintain your hormone level balanced.
- Symptoms of DHEA-S deficiency are experiencing depression, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, joint pains, dryness in skin and eyes, weak immune system, insulin resistance, sleeping disorders, addison's disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), bad memory, lower stamina, lowered Libido (especially in females), less bones & muscle mass, less hair growth in underarms and inability to lose weight.
- Symptoms associated with imbalance Cortisol are depression, anxiety, exhaustion, lack of strength,tiredness, decreased stress resistance, Irritability, mood swings, nervousness, depressive moods, memory issues, fatigue, stomach ulcers, digestive problems, inflammation, cravings for sweet and salty foods, alcohol cravings, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, weight gain or weight loss, underweight, body aches and pains, low blood pressure and dizziness.
How does Saliva DHEA S and Full Day Cortisol Test Kit work?
Our Full Day Saliva DHEA S and Cortisol Hormone Test measures your DHEA S and cortisol levels during the day and determines whether your levels are too high or too low regarding the normal standard.
This saliva hormone level imbalance testing kit will assess your DHEA S and Cortisol levels and tell if your hormone levels are within the expected optimal range depending on your age and sex.
It is very useful if you have been under a lot of stress lately or if you have been recently observed some complications that might associated with variation in the DHEA S and Cortisol levels.
Our saliva testing kit can be easily managed simply by collection of your saliva samples in the comfort of your home at a time that is convenient to you (in the morning, noon, evening and night).
Each kit includes instructions on how to use saliva collection kit, symptom checklist on test requisition form, vial(s) for collecting saliva.
The information we obtain from your analysis will be kept confidential and it will not be shared with third parties.
This kit is safe and it is easy to verify the level of Cortisol and DHEA-S Hormone Level, once the laboratory obtains and analysis your sample (Saliva), you will receive test result within 7 working days. In your test result you will find:
- Level of your Cortisol and DHEA-S Hormone Level
- An easy to understand explanation regarding the functions of the tested hormones by our laboratory professional.
- Tips and advice what to do next.
This test is;
- Safe and easy to use in the comfort of your home or office.
- Contains saliva collection kit
- Delivers results in 7 days after receipt at the laboratory
- Easy to understand the test result and laboratory comments
- Free Delivery in the UK and Ireland
- Customers are responsible for shipment to laboratory. Please find more information on shipping page.
- No additional cost and tax.
The pack includes:
- Test Requisition Form includes Symptom Checklist
- Requisition Form to complete including your personal and medical history
- Contains collection instructions
- Vial(s) for collecting saliva
- Instructions on How to Use Saliva Collection Kit
MORE INFORMATION ON DHEA-S AND CORTISOL HORMONES
What is DHEA-S?
DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an endogenous hormone that is secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA-S can produce various hormones like estrogen, progesterone, cortisone, and testosterone. While maintaining regular exercise it increases the production of DHEA-S level in the body, this level also tends to decrease as people age in time, particularly after the age 30. People with anorexia, end-stage kidney disease, type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes), AIDS, adrenal insufficiency, and those critically ill are believed to have low DHEA-S level.
What is Cortisol?
Cortisol is a steroid and a stress hormone. Production of cortisol is stimulated when stress is triggered.
Cortisol plays an important role in the different metabolic processes in the body. Through its increased distribution in stress situations, it is able to provide energy by consuming sugar, fat and protein reserves. By immune processes cortisol also helps with its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect, and has an important function in maintaining the health of the body.
Excessively low cortisol levels
It is well known that chronic stress is unhealthy – and stress is in turn the most important impulse that causes the increase of the distribution of cortisol. If the cortisol levels are too high, symptoms can include immunodeficiencies, depression, physical exhaustion, metabolic disorders, diabetes, obesity and sleeping disorders. Excessively high cortisol levels can indeed cause unpleasant symptoms.
Just the same, excessively low cortisol levels can interfere with the well-being: Cortisol is vital. Apart from the provision of energy reserves, it also plays a role in the cardiovascular health, the gastrointestinal health, the immune system and brain functions. Chronically low cortisol levels should therefore be treated medically. A low cortisol level can also be an indicator for an infection in the adrenal cortex, a deficiency of the adrenal glands or adrenal fatigue; as it is produced in that area. A dysfunction of the pituitary gland can also be the cause for a low cortisol level, as the hormone ACTH is distributed there, which gives the adrenal cortex the impulse to distribute cortisol. It is advisable to have your cortisol levels tested, especially if you are quickly exhausted and suffer from fatigue, but also if you are generally experiencing unexplained health problems.
Cortisol and Burnout
Burnout describes the condition of prolonged, emotional exhaustion, as a reaction to chronic stress – people who are affected feel “burnt out”. In today's performance-orientated society, burnout is no longer a rarity. Every day work can for some people, ensure continues stress, which, in the beginning, leads to an intensive phase of cortisol distribution. However, if this phase drags on, the chronic stress can lead to the exhaustion of the adrenal cortex causing it to produce less cortisol – leading to a cortisol deficiency. At first, only the morning cortisol levels are reduced, but over time the cortisol levels fall below the standard levels. If you are suffering from burnout, it is necessary that you talk to your doctor.
However: Both too low and too high levels can cause unpleasant symptoms. To avoid these, it is recommended to regularly check your cortisol level.
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