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Adrenal Stress Index

13 Feb 2014, by Dr. Marnie Wachtler in Tests

This Salivary hormone test requires 4 saliva samples taken throught the day.

It evaluates your cortisol rhythm, DHEA levels, 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, Insulin, Secretory IgA and Gliadin Antibodies.

This test is indicated for conditions such as:

  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Glycemic Dysregulation (cravings, blood sugar problems)
  • Allergies/Autoimmune Disorders


Table 1: Common Adrenal Related Symptoms

Inadequate Adrenal Function Hyperactive Adrenals
Weight Loss / Anorexia
Weight Gain / Truncal Obesity
Progressive Fatigue / Lethargy
Emotional Lability / Depression
Glucose Intolerance
Diffuse Muscle and Joint Pains
Insulin Resistance
Osteopenia / Fractures
Low Serum Sodium / Salt Cravings
Hypertension / Sodium Retention
Skin Hyperpigmentation
Thin Hyperpigmented skin / Striae
High Serum Potassium
Sleep Disturbance
Anemia / Lymphocytosis
Poor Concentration  / Memory Loss
Lightheadedness upon standing
Menstural Dysfunction / Impotence
Abdominal Pain / Diarrhea
Increased Blood Lipids

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