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Stress Hormone Level

Measuring stress levels with Adrenal Stress Index

If you are suffering from chronic stress, low immunity, skin problems, and other related issues, you should consider taking Adrenal Stress index-measuring test, this test is a non-invasive and an effective diagnostic tool to test the adrenal glands. Over and under secretion of adrenal glands can lead to a variety of health issues, the body’s built-in system keep everything in balance, any imbalance in these hormones can lead to many problems. Frequent gastrointestinal problems, mood swings, fatigue, headaches, memory loss and poor sleep are all symptoms of an imbalance in your adrenal glands secretions.

What is Adrenal Stress Index and how it is done?

Adrenal stress index is a very effective way of measuring the affects of stress on your body, saliva samples are used to conduct 10 adrenal index tests, these include 4 Cortisol tests, 2 Insulin tests, secretory Iga, progesterone, DHEA, and gluten test. The Cortisol test measures the body’s response to stress, Insulin tests monitors your blood sugar control, DHEA measures body’s ability to adapt to stress and the Secretory Iga test measures the stress affects on the immunity, and related gut problems.

The test is simple, non-invasive and inexpensive, saliva samples can be taken at home, office or any location, and saliva is collected in a test tube. Saliva samples are collected at four different times through out the day. After collecting the sample, you can send it back to the lab for testing. Saliva testers are reliable indicators of the levels of hormones of adrenal glands in the body, if your body is secreting too much Cortisol as a result to chronic stress, your health will be in a debilitating condition over the period of time. Insomnia and digestive disorders are the foremost indicators of chronic stress.

The world health Organization, WHO considers and recognizes saliva testing as an accurate indicator of body’s stress and hormone levels, but some labs are more reliable than others. Always talk to your physician, if this test would be useful for you. The biochemical imbalances in your body lead to fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, obesity, diabetes, depression, and heart related problems. The levels of the hormone Cortisol released by the adrenal glands on your kidneys; fluctuate through out the day, depending on the stressful situations.

Chronic stress weakens the adrenal glands, having insomnia and sugar cravings doesn’t necessarily mean your Cortisol levels are not in balance, you should consult with a health practitioner to know if you really need the test. You can also improve your adrenal health by sleeping well, exercising, eating whole foods, managing stress, which is also required for an overall good health. If you suspect your adrenal glands are not working optimally, consult an expert and sign up for Adrenal stress index through saliva testing.

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