The greatest the driver for stress, fatigue, hypotension, lowered immunity, pre-mature ageing and salt cravings is adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency. Many folk have no idea where their adrenal glands are located in the body, but they sit on top of your kidneys – see the diagram to the right, these little guys are responsible for hormone production.
The Disease of the 21st Century. Stress is just an inbuilt part of functioning in this world. Our bodies are designed to help us manage and cope with the physiological and psychological pressures that are put on us. In life it can feel as though we are like moving targets – dodge one bullet after the next and we manage and we manage and we manage until one day we are just a bit too slow. We find we are developing anxiety or feeling as though we are coming down with the flu, but we don’t necessarily get the flu, just the malaise. Can’t get out of bed in the morning and can’t wait to get to bed at night. Drinking too much to calm down at the end of the day or becoming depressed, chronically fatigued and sexual dysfunction. There are a myriad of other symptoms associated with Adrenal Insufficiency.
Adrenal Function Tests can assess how your adrenals are holding up. Tests can be preformed using urine or saliva collected by you in the comfort of your home.
Adrenal function is measured is by looking at the ratios of Cortisol, DHEA and other adrenal hormones circulating through your body.
Contact me to organise a test and I can have a test kit sent to your home or if you prefer you can do them at Wellness Rocks clinic.
Image of adrenal glands:
“Illu adrenal gland” by EEOC – cancer.gov. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illu_adrenal_gland.jpg#/media/File:Illu_adrenal_gland.jpg viewed 12/8/15