Adrenal Fatigue Stress Test

Prolonged adrenal stress causes a major cortisol (stress hormone) drop. Proper cortisol levels should follow a daily pattern which starts out the highest in the morning (between 5:00am and 7:00am) and slowly tapers off throughout the day and is lowest at night until it is once again restored to higher levels during sleep. Normal levels are the same for both men and women.

It is not uncommon for men with adrenal fatigue or adrenal stress to be misdiagnosed with a thyroid disorder. Symptoms such as fatigue, depression, difficulty losing weight and temperature instability are common in both adrenal problems and thyroid disorders. This is another example of why hormone testing is so vital. Womens symptoms include severe morning fatigue and difficulty getting out of bed in the morning, trouble concentrating, difficulty making decisions, anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed and symptoms of low blood sugar. Many women and men begin to blame themselves that they’re just getting lazy or they become concerned that they are suffering from depression. They don’t realize that they may be suffering from adrenal fatigue. 

Saliva testing is used to measure cortisol levels because of its proven accuracy The saliva test analyzes:

Cortisol 
DHEA & DHEA-S
Total Secretory IgA
Gluten Ab
17-OH Progesterone
Insulin

 Adrenal fatigue can be reversed if it is caught and if the proper nutrition and lifestyle choices are made.