Do you always feel fatigued?
Have you been through an extremely stressful event lately such as a divorce or death in the family?
Do you have an extremely stressful job?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may have altered cortisol function or adrenal fatigue. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands and is responsible for how your body deals with stress. Most commonly known as the “fight or flight” hormone, cortisol can become a precious commodity if the adrenal glands began to produce too little.
A body without enough cortisol begins to have a myriad of symptoms, such as:
- Always feeling tired, even after you get out of bed in the morning.
- Foggy thinking, and trouble concentrating to finish your tasks.
- Inability to fall or stay asleep.
At Focus Total Health, we offer cortisol testing through EndoScreen™ Timed Hormone Capture. This salivary test uses a 6-point cortisol capture by having the patient collect at select times over 24 hours. Results from this test allow us to graphically depict your cortisol pattern. These results allow us to determine what type of treatment is required to help heal your adrenal glands, alleviate the symptoms, and get you back on track to a healthy life.