Your adrenal glands sit on top of each of your kidneys and produce important hormones, two of them being cortisol and aldosterone, that help you with both everyday and unusual situations.
These hormones 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
- and your overall stress level
In fact “adrenal testing” is often brought up and sought out 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.
What if your adrenal glands are off?
Your adrenal glands can both over and under perform – both situations can cause discomfort and health risks. Underperforming adrenal hormones are 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.
If your doctor has recommended adrenal testing, or if you’re curious and want to check your levels yourself, give Test Smartly Labs a call.