Adrenal Fatigue is a common topic of discussion on various internet forums, and is one of the many medical controversies. Those who believe they have a thyroid disorder but have not revealed one upon testing thyroid function, may consider next that the adrenal glands are at fault.Generally, conventional physicians are sceptical - whereas many unorthodox or alternative practitioners believe in its existence. The hypothesis is that the adrenal glands, responsible for the production of essential hormones such as cortisol and dehydroepiandosterone sulphate (DHEAS) ,are sensitive to stress - particularly when it is prolonged or intense in nature - and respond by underperforming. Acute severe illness - such as pneumonia - is also believed by proponents to be a trigger for Adrenal Fatigue.
Adrenal gland disorders are recognised by all clinicians, and there is plenty of information in the medical literature about Addison's disease (failure of the adrenal gland to produce enough cortisol) and Cushing's disease (production of too much cortisol), for example. Testing of cortisol levels and associated DHEAS levels can point to such diagnoses. The argument really is whether a lower grade problem does truly exist, or whether the symptoms ascribed to adrenal fatigue could just be symptoms of fatigue in general, or of recovery from acute illness or indeed of a depressive illness. Testing has always been difficult, particularly in less clear cut cases, because the levels of cortisol tend to fluctuate by day, and between individuals. At Blue Horizon, we like to keep an open mind - our view is that probably all systems of the body are capable of underperformance as well as complete failure. Historically though, testing of blood to prove underperformance can be difficult. Testing cortisol at 9am is generally thought to give the best snapshot view (cortisol peaks at around this time in most of us) and combining this test with DHEAS estimation increases the chance of detecting a deficiency in adrenal activity. Further testing could then be guided by this baseline knowledge.
Our April Adrenal Offer to YOU.
Blue Horizon have introduced to the UK a six times salivary cortisol test. Six saliva samples give a more dependable representation of 24 hour cortisol production than with 4 samples, enabling more accurate graph plotting and giving a deeper insight into adrenal health. Taking a sample is easy, all you need to do is chew a synthetic swab for 45 seconds and pop it back in the supplied tube - full instructions are given. This April, take advantage of our introductory offer to get six cortisol saliva tests for only £20 more than four tests. The introductory discount has already been applied, but applies for April only. Please call us on 0800 999 1110 if you have any questions, we've all done this test and can answer any questions that you may have.
Having 6 Seperate Cortisol Saliva readings throughout the day gives greater insights into daily Cortisol Production and gives even more insight into Adrenal Fatigue.
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Getting 4 x Cortisol Saliva readings throughout the day can give insights into daily Cortisol Production and gives a useful insight into Adrenal Fatigue.
A highly relevant set of blood tests looking at adrenal fatigue, investigating pituitary and hormonal inputs, which if not related directly to adrenal function, are definitely interlinked.
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