TESTING FOR STRESS HORMONES
Adrenocortex Stress Profile is a powerful and precise non-invasive assay that evaluates bioactive levels of the body's important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This profile serves as a critical tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances that can underlie anxiety, chronic fatigue, obesity, diabetes and a host of other clinical conditions. It's also a crucial tool for monitoring DHEA and / or cortisone therapy.
Changing amounts of DHEA and cortisol over an individual's lifetime may signal important alterations in adrenal function that can profoundly affect his / her energy levels, emotional state, disease resistance, and general sense of well-being. That's because adrenal hormones exert a profound influence on the body's carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism, immune response, thyroid function, cardiovascular health, and overall resistance to stress.
The Adrenocortex Stress Profile accurately measures unbound levels of both cortisol and DHEA, and provides a complete circadian analysis of cortisol activity. Controlled collection times allow for accurate baseline testing and effective monitoring of hormone replacement therapy. Saliva samples can be easily collected by the patient at home or at work.
To learn more about this test or book an appointment for this test, please call 416 913 4325 (HEAL).