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Adrenal Gland Screening monitors the overall health of your Adrenal Glands, a pair of glands located above each kidney that secretes hormones directly into the bloodstream.
Adrenal Glands are involved in many different body functions, Cortisol is one hormone produced by the Adrenal Glands. Cortisol plays a role in the metabolism of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. It affects blood glucose levels, helps maintain blood pressure, and helps regulate the immune system.
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Adrenal Panel Basic evaluates your overall Adrenal Glands health. a pair of glands located above each kidney that secretes hormones directly into the bloodstream.
This panel includes: Aldosterone, Cortisol, Total Serum and DHEA Sulfate, Immuniassay.
Cortisol Test aids in the diagnosis of adrenal disorders, such as Addison’s disease and Cushing’s Disease.
Cortisol is a hormone that contributes to several bodily functions, including the fight or flight response to stress.
When a person believes that they are in danger, the brain releases an extremely powerful chemical called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).
This hormone triggers the adrenal gland to release cortisol.
The body uses cortisol to halt any non-essential physical processes. These include growth processes and reproductive and immune functions.
As non-essential functions shut down, the person will gain a burst of strength and energy to deal with the potential threat.
The release of cortisol may also cause emotional arousal, giving people strong emotions, such as anger and fear.
Cortisol also increases blood sugar levels and insulin resistance.
Finally, cortisol supports several different systems in the body including:
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Aldosterone Test measures Aldosterone Hormone levels in the blood.
Aldosterone helps regulate salt and water balance in the body. If body overproduces Aldosterone then high blood pressure with low potassium levels will be seen. By controlling Aldosterone we are keeping blood pressure in check.
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