21 November 2013
Adrenal Stress Profile can measure stress levels
We know that IVF patients measure high on any indicators of stress you might care to mention. Heretofore we have been unable to reliably measure this stress in a patient convenient way.
Now partnered with Genova diagnostics, we have developed the adrenal stress profile which is unusual in that it uses saliva to detect imbalances in the daily circadian secretions of the stress hormones cortisol and DHEA, and presents them in a unique, easy to understand report.
Imbalances in these hormones can indicate an inappropriate response that can negatively impact energy levels and emotions, and can lead to many other health complaints. These include anxiety, chronic inflammatory conditions, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, depression, migraines, headaches, recurrent infections, menstrual difficulties and of course infertility.
From our medical practitioners’ perspective this test closes off a loop in our test portfolio, which we felt has been lacking for some time.
By Dr Kevin Marron