On top of each of your kidneys lies the adrenal glands, and they produce important hormones, two of them being cortisol and aldosterone. They help you with both everyday and unusual situations and can play an important role in:
- Your diet (they help regulate blood sugar)
- Your workout (they are important in burning fat)
- Your life-saving reactions (they produce adrenaline and help regulate blood pressure)
- your sex life
- Your overall stress level
Adrenal testing can prove helpful when someone is stressed and wants to check to check their hormone blood levels.
The most common panels we run for adrenal testing are thyroid and hormone panels.
My adrenal glands are off… what do I do?
Your adrenal glands can both over and underperform, and both scenatios can cause discomfort and health risks. Underperforming adrenal hormones are known to cause fatigue, weight loss, and decreased appetite..
Some adrenal disorders are genetic while others are caused by how you react to life circumstances or natural changes in your body.
If your doctor has recommended adrenal testing, or if you’re just curious about your levels, give Test Smartly Labs a call.