Adrenal Tests

Adrenal Tests
Forrest Health Online offers at home clinical testing, interpretation and natural vitamin, herbal and homeopathic therapies for adrenal exhaustion.

Has Stress Led to Adrenal Exhaustion?

When you think about the adrenal glands, you should think about stress. Stress can take many forms: taking an examination, recovering from a broken bone, running away from an invading army, or maintaining proper levels of energy substrates in the face of even mild starvation. For human males, there is even considerable stress associated with shopping.

The adrenal produces three major classes of hormones, each of which aid in dealing with the multitude of small and large stresses faced by animals and people almost daily. There is no doubt that at least two of these groups - glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids - are necessary for life.

Stress takes its tole on the adrenals leading to Stage I to Stage IV adrenal exhaustion. The following products and programs have proven successful in rebuilding the adrenal glands and restoring energy levels.

We strongly recommend the Adrenal Stress Index Test to see the current state of your adrenal glands. A second option is to combine Adrenal testing with Neurotransmitter testing. We find re-balancing and restoring the neuro-endocrine system and dramatically improve quality of life. Really.

Importance of Adrenal Function
The Adrenals are two small endocrine glands, whose location is directly above each of the kidneys. The proper functioning of these glands is essential to our overall health and sense of well-being. They are of primary concern in matters of energy production, stamina, blood sugar regulation, emotional balance, ability to cope with stress, thyroid activity (indirect effect on metabolic rate), sensitivity to allergens (allergy producing substances) and the regulation of inflammatory processes.

Many people complain of fatigue as a primary symptom, often complicated by other health concerns. When the attention is focused to the endocrine system in fatigued individuals, eight times out of ten the signs and symptoms are a result of insufficient adrenal reserves. In simple terms, weak or tired adrenal glands. In most cases this condition develops gradually, due to a host of factors.

Causes of Adrenal Fatigue
Excessive long term stress, insufficient rest, insufficient consumption of protein, insufficient consumption of vitamin C, overuse of caffeine, sugar and other stimulants, long term or frequent use of Canabis, history of Cocaine or Amphetamine abuse, chronic illness or congenital adrenal insufficiency.

Of the above, the most common causes of adrenal insufficiency by far are excessive stress, over consumption of stimulants and late bedtime.

Other Considerations
When we find fatigue in our patients we often also find Neurotransmitter Exhaustion and often Hypothyroid.

So if you are experiencing fatigue we recommend testing:

When you order a test from us we will send you the test kits with free mailers. Samples are taken at home  or the lab and then mailed directly to the testing laboratory. Results are reviewed by Dr. Forrest and then sent to you.

Not Certain What To Do Next?
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help: