Adrenal Stress Profile
The Adrenal Stress Profile (ASP) provides an assessment of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis using carefully timed salivary samples of the hormones cortisol and DHEA. Salivary testing is an easy, non-invasive option to measure unbound, biologically active parent hormone levels. The report offers an easy-to-interpret graphic which plots the results of the natural diurnal rhythm.
Daily hassles, chronic pain, blood sugar dysregulation, work stressors, and poor relationship quality can alter the HPA axis. Imbalances in adrenal hormones can have a wide range of negative consequences that can adversely impact a patient's overall quality of life.
HPA axis dysfunction is associated with many conditions including but not limited to:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Cardiovascular disease
- Gastrointestinal and immune dysregulation
- Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Chronic fatigue
- Weight gain
- Persistent pain
- Neurodegenerative disease and cognitive decline