Male Aging Profile W/ Adrenal Test
Fasting Required: Yes – 10 to 12 hours
Specimen: Saliva x 4 (This kit involves 4 samples taken at set times for a 24 hour comprehensive cortisol assessment)
Why use this test?
Levels of estradiol, testosterone, and DHEA-S typically lower as a man ages, whereas high cortisol levels can hasten symptoms associated with aging. Good balance in these four hormones can make a person feel more youthful.
Why test Cortisol?
The hormone is secreted in a daily pattern and it this pattern that is measured with the Comprehensive Cortisol Test. Cortisol is the body’s primary stress hormone. When the brain stimulates its release in response to physical or emotional stress, the adrenal glands secrete Cortisol into the general circulation. When firing correctly, Cortisol helps the body regulate blood sugar levels, blood pressure, inflammation, the immune system, memory formulation. It also has a controlling effect on the body’s salt and water balance.
In women, Cortisol also supports the developing fetus during pregnancy.
Heat, cold, infection, trauma, stress, exercise, obesity, and debilitating disease can influence cortisol levels and imbalance is not uncommon.
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Estradiol: Estradiol imbalance can cause depression, increased body fat, decreased bone density and sexual dysfunction. Checking yours can alert you to underlying problems which can be addressed
Cortisol x 4: This bundle includes a four point saliva test performed over a single day. The hormone is secreted in a daily pattern and it this pattern that is measured.
Testosterone: Abnormally low levels of testosterone can decrease sexual performance, muscle and bone strength, and increase fatigue and depression. People using testosterone therapy can benefit from checking to make sure levels are safe. It is the free, active Testosterone and not the total Testosterone which is tested. This provides a more relevant assessment of your hormones level. More on this topic can be found on our Blog.
DHEAs: Low DHEA-S (Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) levels will lead to reduced levels of other sex hormones and also can cause depression, loss of bone and muscle strength, and low sexual function. Measuring both Cortisol and DHEAs provides a picture of your Adrenal profile.
How It Works
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available upon request.
- Complete simple saliva sample collection and brief paperwork.
- Mail back to our certified lab (reply-paid parcel included)
- Receive your results by secure .PDF
More: There is no ideal specimen type for measuring hormones since there are advantages to each, depending on clinical goals. In the case of stress hormones, the majority of circulating hormones are bound to proteins and are biologically inert. Salivary testing assesses unbound, biologically-active levels of the hormones tested.