Anxiety / Fatigue / Depression

Stress, anxiety, fatigue, sleeplessness….Health First offer Stress, Fatigue and Sleep Profile tests. These check for the bio-available hormones present in your body, providing information about which stage of adrenal exhaustion you may be in. Adrenal function is a key marker of how stressed or not stress you are.Normal levels of Cortisol that slowly drop over the day are considered normal and healthy. Elevated or low levels of Cortisol indicated adrenal dysfunction and may be an early indicator into declining health or a conformation to the cause of certain health conditions.

DHEA levels decline as we get older and generally correlates with a decline in cell mediated immunity and increased incidences of malignancies. Low DHEA to Cortisol ratios are frequently seen in people with depression, anorexia and panic disorders. Decreased DHEA levels may also be seen in many thyroid disorders, cardiovascular disease, obesity, rheumatic disease and reduced immunity. Low levels also indicate a lowered capacity to endure stress, trauma, and injury.

Melatonin Hormone

Melatonin is known as the ‘Anti-Aging Hormone’ because of its potent anti-oxidant effect. It is produced in the pineal gland, retina, and gastrointestinal tract and regulates the sleep – wake patterns as well as modulating hormones levels, boosting the immune system, improves detoxification enzymes, and is a potent anti-oxidant

Why Should I Have This Test?

Hormonal imbalances can cause many symptoms and health conditions.

  • Adrenal Exhaustion
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Blood Sugar Imbalances
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Flu Like Symptoms
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Stress
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Jet Lag
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Anti-Oxidant deficiency

Once the lab has analyzed your samples they will send a detailed report to your practitioner, who will then incorporate the results you’re your individualized treatment program.