A Clinical Nutrition Analysis of the Adrenal Saliva Hormone Tests Identifies the Three Stages of Adrenal Stress from Normal to Alarm to Exhaustion (Burn Out), i.e., the sufficient, deficiencies or excesses of adrenal hormones. Saliva Tests include 4 Cortisol, DHEA and Cortisol/DHEA ratio..
A long-term Adrenal hormone imbalance eventually leads to:
* Tiredness that rest will not resolve,
* Mental Fatigue,
* Chronic Fatigue,
* Emotional Stress,
* Physical Stress,
* Female/Male Hormone Imbalances,
* Heart Weakness, Heart Attack Risk, etc.
* Sleeplessness (Insomnia) and Sleep Disorders.
People who are overworked (Physically, Mentally and / or Emotionally) or those who are in an ongoing or constant state of worry or anxiety secrete a on-going stream of adrenal and thyroid hormone to adapt to the mental, emotional or physical stress.
Some people work in crisis-oriented, community service jobs, like police, fire-fighters, and social workers. Due to the nature of the profession and the situations they encounter -- adrenal hormone release occurs frequently throughout each work day to assist them in dealing with hostile, dangerous, or high stressful and challenging situations.
Statistics reveal that in retirement, many of our heroes die prematurely of heart attacks, as early as after five years in retirement. One of the reasons for this is the heart has been conditioned to extreme highs and lows of adrenaline rush, and in retirement, the stress on the heart becomes evident as it goes through withdrawal symptoms as severe as heart attacks.
In time, up and down production of adrenal hormones throughout one's routine work day may lead to Emotional, Physical and Mental Stress (Burn-out) due to a dysfunctional, overworked or weak adrenal system. This is much like a car with the pedal to the metal -- without letting up, it will eventual burn out the engine. Our community service workers require clinical nutrition support to maintain healthy adrenals.
Parents who are constantly on-the-go or people who are overworked, also, fall into this state of adrenal burnout. (For more information, read the section titled, "The Adrenal and Thyroid Glands" to understand how overworking these glands leads to female or male hormone dysfunction in the in the youthful, as well as the elderly years.