Proper adrenal function is crucial to good health. Because the adrenal glands produce such important hormones as cortisol (the stress hormone), DHEA (a precursor to sex hormones), and adrenaline (the hormone in the “fight-or-flight” response), adrenal function testing is considered one of the more valuable diagnostic tests we use at the Health & Vitality Center, a leading wellness clinic in Los Angeles founded by holistic doctor Shiva Lalezar specializing in integrative and functional medicine.
How is adrenal function testing performed?
Hormone levels fluctuate wildly throughout the day, so simply taking one measurement is not accurate. Therefore, our adrenal function testing method measures the hormones cortisol and DHEA in the saliva or urine several times over a 8-hour period to develop an accurate picture of your adrenal function.
In which medical conditions might adrenal function testing be helpful?
Based on the results of this diagnostic test, we may recommend the following treatments:
- Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
- Custom Diet and Exercise Plans/Lifestyle Modification
- IV Vitamin Therapy
- Nutritional Supplements
How do I find out more about Adrenal Function Testing?
Call the Health & Vitality Center at 310-477-1166 or click here to schedule an appointment. We are one of the leading centers for natural medicine in Los Angeles. Holistic doctor Shiva Lalezar not only treats Adrenal diseases, she employs methods that prevent it from negatively impacting your everyday life. Our practice uses an integrative approach, combining the best conventional therapies with the latest techniques and treatments in functional medicine for optimal results.
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