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Adrenocortex Stress Profile

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The HPA axis is a complex biological system that is responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or balance in your body. It does this by regulating things like blood sugar levels, stress, and reproductive function in response to stressors present in the external environment. It also mediates immune cell activity in response to illness or injury.

What are the symptoms of an HPA Axis Imbalance? Find out why your adrenal glands may be misfiring, what dysregulation looks like, and what you can do about it with Genova's Adrenocortex Stress Profile.

HPA axis dysfunction is associated with many conditions including:

  • hypertension
  • cardiovascular disease
  • gastrointestinal and immune dysregulation
  • diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • depression
  • chronic fatigue
  • persistent pain
  • neurodegenerative disease and cognitive decline

Adrenocortex Stress Profile testing can reveal these HPA axis imbalances and provide direction for clinical intervention with targeted therapeutic treatments such as nutrient support and/or adaptogens, stress management, behavioral modification and lifestyle interventions.

Optional Add-on:

  • Two awakening samples to evaluate CAR
  • CAR is a transient, immediate rise in cortisol upon awakening and is distinct from the diurnal rhythm. CAR reflects a person's ability to cope with anticipated challenges and their perception of control around chronic stress, providing insight into HPA axis resiliency.
  • Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR)

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