Adrenal Stress Testing
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:
Muscle And Joint Pain Or Weakness
Hypertension Or High Blood Pressure
Chronic Stress And Stress-Related Health Conditions
Anxiety Or Depression
Difficulty Losing Weight
Easy Bruising Or Excessive Stretch Marks
Insomnia, Sleep Disturbances Or Difficulty Waking
Fatigue Or Feeling Tired
Irritability Or Mood Swings
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.