Your adrenal glands are busy! Their primary function is to respond to stress. For example, say you suffer an injury. Your adrenals will produce cortisol to act as a protective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant hormone. Cortisol helps minimize negative and allergic reactions from injuries, alcohol, drugs, foods, environmental allergens, cancer, infection, autoimmune disorders, etc. But that’s not all the adrenals are responsible for. They also….
But the adrenals are best known for releasing hormones to allow us to react to danger by actions such as dilating our pupils so we can see better, generating and getting sugar to our muscles quickly, and shutting down nonessential processes like digestion. This response is designed to be short term to allow us to run from “the tiger”. But what if “the tiger” is everyday life?? Since elevated cortisol levels affect all areas of the body, they have become one of the most common functional disorders seen in our society today.
Effect of continued adrenal stress
Adrenal stress can turn into adrenal fatigue and exhaustion so it is important to catch it early since it may lead to….
What causes adrenal stress?
Anything the body perceives as stress be it physical, emotional or spiritual. Therefore, any systemic imbalance may lead to adrenal issues.
How can you test your adrenals?
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis can give early indication and well as possible underlying causes. Salivary cortisol testing combined with DHEA is recommended to report tissue hormone levels and verify correct circadian rhythm of the adrenal glands.