Your adrenal glands sit atop each kidney and produce important hormones. Two of these are cortisol and aldosterone, and they help you cope with both everyday and unusual situations.
Cortisol and aldosterone can play an important role in:
- Blood sure regulation
- Your ability to burn fat
- Your ability to experience life-saving reactions (they produce adrenaline and help regulate blood pressure)
- Your sex life
- Your overall stress level
Adrenal Testing is often sought out when someone is stressed and wants to check their hormone blood levels.
The most common panels we run for adrenal testing are thyroid and hormone panels.
What to do when adrenal glands are off
Adrenal glands can over and under perform. Both situations can cause discomfort and health risks. Underperformance is known to cause fatigue, weight loss, decreased appetite, and more.
Some adrenal disorders are genetic and others are caused by how you react to life circumstances or natural changes in your body.
Whether your doctor has recommended adrenal testing or you’re just curious and want to check your levels yourself, give Test Smartly Labs a call today.