Adrenal testing and cortisol awakening response
What is the Adrenal test?
Brooklyn, New York patients who are dealing with chronic fatigue may have many questions about what is causing it. This medical challenge may be linked to various conditions, including autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and even heart disease. Sometimes fatigue can be related to mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. By visiting the KHROM MEDSPA & WELLNESS, patients can undergo evaluations to determine the cause of their problems. This is often done with an integrative medicine specialist who can perform an adrenal test.
What is adrenal fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a medical condition caused by the adrenal gland. This gland makes cortisol, which is a hormone related to stress. Cortisol is used to fight inflammation, combat allergies, maintain blood sugar levels, and help us to survive stressful situations. However, in today’s world, millions of Americans deal with daily stress, which can cause the adrenal response system in the body to become dysfunctional. This, in turn, results in chronic fatigue and other conditions related to adrenal fatigue.
How is adrenal testing done?
At the KHROM MEDSPA & WELLNESS in Brooklyn, our integrative medicine specialist can evaluate a patient with adrenal function tests. This is done using saliva or dried urine for an adrenal analysis. With this information, our provider can determine the cortisol levels in the body and pinpoint the problem at the source. Once the labs for adrenal fatigue testing come back to the office, patients can work with our provider to learn lifestyle changes they can make to address their condition and improve fatigue symptoms.
Ready to learn more about adrenal fatigue testing?
If you reside in the area of Brooklyn, NY, and are ready to work with our team, call 718-521-2912 to request an appointment at our office, located at 239 Court Street. At the KHROM MEDSPA & WELLNESS, we are pleased to offer integrative medicine solutions for you and your overall health. We work with patients in and around our community to help them feel their best and are pleased to offer adrenal function tests and other options for evaluating your health and wellness and making lifestyle changes to improve your quality of life.
What is the Cortisol Awakening Response Test?
Your body works as one to help you function each day. However, certain problems and conditions can make it challenging to get through the day, including chronic fatigue or headaches. At the KHROM MEDSPA & WELLNESS, our providers are here to provide evaluations that can be used to determine one’s overall health and wellness. Our integrative medicine specialist may evaluate you with the Cortisol Awakening Response test for Brooklyn, New York area patients.
What is the Cortisol Awakening Response test?
Also known as the “CAR” test, this non-invasive lab test is used to evaluate the most reliable marker of a patient’s natural stress response, including cortisol and the production of cortisol by the adrenal glands. Adrenal imbalances can affect one’s overall stress levels, including physical, psychological, and lifestyle stresses that can deplete the adrenal gland or cause it to become dysfunctional. That can cause patients to have issues such as chronic fatigue, which may often go undiagnosed without proper integrative medicine testing. We provide CAR tests to offer a unique and effective assessment of one’s cortisol levels at our practice.
How is Cortisol Awakening Response tested?
At the KHROM MEDSPA & WELLNESS, we offer at-home self-collection testing with saliva samples for CAR tests and use the Precision Analytical lab using the Dutch Plus to run the results. Once the CAR test is completed, our integrative medicine specialist will evaluate the results and work with patients to manage their condition and improve their body’s responses to everyday stress.
What are some conditions that can be caught with CAR testing?
Below are just a couple of the symptoms patients might be experiencing that may lead them to consider low cortisol awakening response testing:
- Chronic fatigue
- Anxiety and depression
- Brain fog/poor concentration
- Low energy levels and stamina
- Sexual dysfunction
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Blood pressure concerns
- Impaired immune system
- Salt cravings
- Chronic headaches and migraines
Find out if you could benefit from Cortisol Awakening Response Testing
Brooklyn, NY, patients curious to learn more about low cortisol awakening response and testing can work with our integrative medicine specialist at the KHROM MEDSPA & WELLNESS. We are located at 239 Court Street and can be reached by phone at 718-521-2912.