ADRENAL STRESS TEST
Are you feeling tired or exhaustion?
Do you experience anxiety or irritable?
Are your concentration levels lower?
Do you get fuzzy headed or forgetful?
Are you feeling depressed or overwhelmed?
Are you putting on weight for no reason?
Do you experience insomnia?
Are you finding it hard to lose weight?
Are you experiencing low libido or infertility?
Are you finding it hard to switch off or relax?
Is it hard for you to awake up in the morning?
If so, you may be experiencing adrenal stress which can, if left, lead to burnout and a lowered immune system.
Living a fast paced, hectic 21st Century lifestyle can leave you feeling tired, worn out and exhausted. This may also manifest as anxiety, feeling ‘blue’ or depression, headaches, migraines, gaining weight or sudden weightloss especially in the elderly, trouble focusing, poor memory, feeling wired but tired, insomnia or poor sleep patterns, sugar cravings, low libido or a lowered immune system. These are symptoms of adrenal stress, otherwise known as adrenal fatigue and primarily involves two hormones, Cortisol and DHEA.
High amounts of cortisol in the body can lead to long term health imbalances affecting vital insulin levels, blood sugar and the way your body deals with storing fat. It can impact your gut lining causing leaky gut and give rise to an overgrowth of bacteria, yeast and fungus, including Candida, in your gut. This could contribute to IBS, fatigue, bloating, wind, flatulence and constipation or diarrhoea, as well as secondary symptoms such as subfertility, PMS, perimenopausal hot flushes, andropause (male menopause), weight gain, forgetfulness, fuzzy head, chest infections and sinusitis. Ultimately, it can cause inflammatory conditions such as IBD, Crohns and diverticulitis which can also influence other parts of the body and give rise to arthritis, fibromyalgia, eczema and psoriasis. After a while, cortisol and DHEA levels can become depleted and when the level of cortisol and DHEA drop significantly, this can lead to a lowered immune system, anxiety, depression or feeling blue, jittery, anxiety, low libido, infertility, exhaustion and burnout. We have also seen this as a factor in our clients with anorexia and bulimia.
To Order Your Test:
A Nutrition Consultation is recommended before ordering any of these tests to ensure that you order the appropriate test for your needs. Please note that when you click on the ORDER A TEST button, you will go directly through to the Genova Diagnostics website to order your test where you will need our practitioner code inorder to proceed. You will find our practitioner code on your original Nutrition Consultation or Wellbeing Coaching Booking Confirmation email. Under Additional Resources, please read the Collection Instructions carefully to make sure that you are not taking any medications that may interfere with the test and prevent you from taking it. You can also download a Sample Report and see the Turnaround Times.