Stress can have a huge effect on our emotional and physical well-being, affecting everyone at some point and causing symptoms ranging from weight gain, depression, digestive problems and many more there is also a close link between the stress hormones and the thyroid hormones that are responsible for your metabolism.
Many of the symptoms of excessive stress can be equally due to thyroid dysfunction, and poor adrenal health as a consequence of stress can also lead to slow thyroid function.
Symptoms related to thyroid and/or adrenal hypo-function
- Excessive Fatigue
- Cold intolerance
- Low body temperature
- Irregular bowel function
- Low sex drive
- Menstrual irregularities
- Menopausal problems
- Unexplained weight gain
- Difficulty losing weight
- Poor immune status
What is being measured
This test is the same as the Adrenal Stress Index – Cortisol and DHEA but it also measures levels of the active thyroid hormone T3
1 x first morning urine sample and
4 x saliva samples collected at timed intervals over the course of 1 day
Before taking the test
This test is not recommended for those on Thyroxin medication or natural desiccated thyroid extract such as Armour. For these individuals the 24-hour Urine Thyroid test would be a more suitable choice.
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