The Adrenal Stress Index is an easy to use saliva test that we can post to you at home.
What is adrenal stress?
Cortisol and Dhea are two hormones that are released by our adrenal glands. The amount of cortisol in a healthy person is highest in the morning and gradually tends to decline as the day progresses. These hormones should be lowest at night. However, patients experiencing adrenal fatigue may find that their cortisol levels are too low throughout the day leading to fatigue or too high at night leading to insomnia.
Stress may also have an impact on cortisol levels. For example, initially, levels may be extremely high to deal with the acute stressor. However, over-time these levels may become depleted and fatigue and burn-out may occur. This is when imbalances may occur.