Labs: Stress Hormone Panel (saliva)

Cortisol and DHEA tested 4 times throughout the day.

$225.00

Product Description

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:

Metabolism
Anti-inflammatory response
Thyroid function
Resistance to stress
Diseases and conditions associated with adrenocortex stress:

Anxiety
Back pain
Cardiovascular disease
Celiac disease
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Depression
Hypoglycemia
High blood pressure
Insomnia
Migraine headaches
Obesity
Thyroid dysfunction
Ulcers
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
Sleep
Thyroid function
Weight control
Glucose regulation
Immune defense
Aging
Over time, cortisol secretion can become impaired, resulting in the inability to respond to stress as demonstrated in conditions as:

Chronic fatigue syndrome
Allergies
Menstrual problems
Arthritis
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
Depression
Insulin resistance
Cancer
Panic disorder
Obesity
Alzheimer’s disease
Cardiovascular disease

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The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of Precision Health Solutions, LLC to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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