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Adrenocortex Stress Profile

Adrenocortex Stress Profile is a powerful and precise noninvasive salivary hormone test that evaluates bioactive levels of the body’s important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This hormone test (stress test) serves as a critical tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances underlying anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions. This hormone test examines 4 saliva samples over a 24-hour period for levels of cortisol and DHEA.
The adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA function to influence:
Anti-inflammatory response
Thyroid function
Resistance to stress
Diseases and conditions associated with adrenocortex stress:
Back pain
Cardiovascular disease
Celiac disease
Chronic fatigue syndrome
High blood pressure
Migraine headaches
Thyroid dysfunction
Weak immune system
Changing the amounts of cortisol and DHEA can profoundly affect:
Energy levels
Emotional states
Resistance to disease
General sense of well-being
Although both DHEA and cortisol are hormones produced by the adrenal cortex, they exhibit many opposing actions.
Cortisol: Many of cortisol’s physiological actions are geared toward the mobilization of reserves. Cortisol is released in large amounts in response to physical, physiological, and/or psychological stress. When stressors persist, the secretion of glucocorticoids can be prolonged, leading to maladaptation of the adrenal cortex and adrenal hyperplasia.
Excess cortisol can adversely affect:
Bone and muscle tissue
Cardiovascular function
Thyroid function
Weight control
Glucose regulation
Immune defense
Over time, cortisol secretion can become impaired, resulting in the inability to respond to stress as demonstrated in conditions as:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Menstrual problems
DHEA, in contrast to cortisol, exerts mostly anabolic actions and balances the body’s stress response.
DHEA functions to:
Provide substrate for the synthesis of sex hormones
Guard against degenerative conditions associated with aging
Influence immune function and energy production
Affect insulin sensitivity, thyroid function, protein synthesis and others
Imbalances of DHEA have been associated with:
Impaired immunity
Insulin resistance
Panic disorder
Alzheimer’s disease
Cardiovascular disease

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