Adrenal Hormone Testing
> Diagnostic Testing
Cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline are released during stressful situations. These hormones are responsible for the “fight or flight response”, enabling our bodies to utilize energy towards running away from dangerous situations. But, in today’s modern-day society, the body misinterprets some signals as danger and releases the “fight or flight” response without the true need for it. Over time the constant stress signals can cause an imbalance of the stress hormones, leading to unpleasant signs and symptoms.
Elevated Cortisol Levels:
Constant stress can lead to constantly elevated cortisol levels which present as:
- Hard time falling or staying asleep
- Tired but still wired
Decreased cortisol levels:
After prolonged periods of stress, the adrenal glands are too tired to produce cortisol and begin to underproduce. Decreased cortisol levels can present as:
- Unrefreshed sleep
- Decreased immune system leading to constant sickness &/or trouble recovering
- Constant fatigue
- Decreased recovery time
Don’t guess, let’s test to address!” – Dr. Swalah, ND
Dr. Swalah, ND is aware of the importance of proper hormonal function and uses additional diagnostic testing to understand what hormones are imbalanced, by how much and which other hormonal pathways are being implicated. By testing, we are removing the guesswork and creating the best treatment protocol. By testing, we are diving deep into understanding what the root cause is and addressing it, rather than just alleviating the signs and symptoms.
Here is a sample report for cortisol assessment:
Hormone testing may or may not be required. Consult a naturopath to learn if this is needed for you.
Disclaimer: Dr. Swalah ND requires a thorough, one-hour health assessment before further diagnostic tests are deemed necessary.