Take this test to help determine what type of adrenal function you have.  Answer  0 (never), 1 (infrequently or sometimes), 2 (frequently), 3 ( most or all of the time).

HYPO-ADRENALISM

Slow starter in the morning                             0, 1, 2, 3

Afternoon fatigue                                                0, 1, 2, 3

Can’t stay asleep                                                   0, 1, 2, 3

Crave sweets                                                         0, 1, 2, 3

Afternoon headaches                                       0, 1, 2, 3

Exertion headaches                                          0, 1, 2, 3

Dizziness when quick to stand up                0, 1, 2, 3

Weak nails                                                              0, 1, 2, 3

If you answered mostly 2’s and 3’s, it is probable that your Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis not producing enough cortisol and your adrenals are under-active.

HYPER-ADRENALISM

Wake up tired after 6 or more hours sleep               0, 1, 2, 3

Can’t fall asleep                                                                     0, 1, 2, 3

Perspire easily                                                                      0, 1, 2, 3

Excessive perspiration with no exertion                  0, 1, 2, 3

Weight gain under stress                                                 0, 1, 2, 3

Under high amounts of stress                                       0, 1, 2, 3

If you answered mostly 2’s and 3’s, it is probable that your HPA axis is producing too much cortisol and your adrenals are over-active.

The best method of determining the right diet, lifestyle, and nutritional supplementation for your individual case is to do an ADRENAL SALIVARY INDEX (ASI) test. This would be done after a comprehensive blood panel ruled out physical disease states (such as Anemia) which could be exhausting the adrenal glands.

If you have wondered if chiropractic natural nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, and in functional medicine, we look at your cholesterol (lipid) panels thoroughly (not just total cholesterol) to determine the best diet and supplement regimen for you. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge Colorado (CO).

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor

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