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Adrenal Stress Testing

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If you’re experiencing symptoms like a loss of strength and vitality, unexplained fatigue, and feeling overwhelmingly stressed, you may feel the need to look into adrenal stress testing. Dr. Cynthia Thaik of the Holistic Heart Healing Center offers testing for adrenal fatigue as part of her holistic approach to health and wellness.

Stress and Adrenal Fatigue Tests

The term ‘adrenal fatigue’ covers a number of common symptoms. If you have several of these symptoms and would like to be tested for adrenal insufficiency, the Holistic Healing Heart Center has a cortisol test known as the Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) Panel that is easy to do and non-invasive. A simple saliva test is all that’s needed. By checking the stress hormone levels in your saliva, it is possible to deduce your adrenal glands’ functionality and gain insight into any medical conditions you may have.

The ASI Panel can help clarify the cause of the following symptoms of adrenal fatigue:

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Muscle And Joint Pain Or Weakness

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Easy Bruising Or Excessive Stretch Marks

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Hypertension Or High Blood Pressure

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Insomnia, Sleep Disturbances Or Difficulty Waking

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Chronic Stress And Stress-Related Health Conditions

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Fatigue Or Feeling Tired

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Anxiety Or Depression

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Irritability Or Mood Swings

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Difficulty Losing Weight

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Poor Memory Or Difficulty Retaining Information

The ASI Panel used at the Holistic Healing Heart Center measures cortisol, insulin, DHEA/DHEA-S, secretory IgA, 17-OH progesterone, and wheat gluten sIgA over a 24-hour period.

The test evaluates your body’s response to stress by monitoring the levels of your steroid hormone, cortisol. By investigating blood sugar control and insulin resistance, it assesses how your body is responding to hormone markers and if insulin resistance is a factor. DHEA and DHEA-S analysis determines how other hormones in your body may be affected by stress. Total secretory IgA analysis checks if your immunity is being affected by stress. Analyzing 17-OH Progesterone can help determine what may be causing abnormal cortisol levels. Finally, wheat gluten sIgA tracking identifies if the body is having an immune response to gluten.

Adrenal Fatigue Specialist Los Angeles

Dr. Cynthia Thaik is a specialist in treating adrenal fatigue and mitigating any negative effects you may be experiencing. She can recommend courses of treatment such as nutritional supplementation, or lifestyle changes such as improved sleep hygiene, reducing your workload, or moderate exercise. Make an appointment to discuss your symptoms and arrange for the ASI Panel.

About the author

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC is a Harvard-trained cardiologist serving the greater Los Angeles community at her holistic health center in Burbank and Valencia, CA. Dr. Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength, and Spirit from the Body’s Core. To learn more about Dr. Thaik or the Holistic Healing Heart Center, or to schedule an appointment, please contact info@drcynthia.com or call (818) 842-1410.

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