Adrenal Stress Test (Koenisburg Test) Urinalysis
The adrenal gland guides our body’s adaptation to stress and plays a pivotal role in this process. The body was never designed for long term chronic stress which is why there are so many physiological problems from a root of stress dysfunction. Adrenal dysfunction can be seen in hyperfunctioning or hypofunctioning, leading to adrenal exhaustion. The adrenal gland has a major impact on body functioning with respect to the endocrine system which regulates hormones, the nervous system as well as the digestive system.
Stonechurch Pharmacy does adrenal function testing. Using the urine adrenal stress test or Koenisburg test for urinary chloride. Although it will not give specific information on cortisol and DHEA levels, it is a useful “go-to” test for the adrenal system and will test your adaptability to emotional, mental, physiological and environmental stress. The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and produce many hormones. If this gland is dysfunctional, you may experience some or many of the following symptoms: chronic stress, anxiety, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, depression, poor memory, sweet cravings, headaches, migraine headaches, low body temperature, low sex drive, and low blood pressure.
Don't hesitate to call the pharmacy to get information regarding patient preparation.
Upon your assessment of your Adrenal Test Results a Naturopathic Doctor can review your results for addiotnal $75 dollar fee.
Are you Adrenal Fatigued?
This questionnaire designed by Dr. Freudenberger will help you determine if you have symptoms of a syndrome popularly known as "burnout." Burnout refers specifically to a type of adrenal fatigue brought about by lifestyle factors such as working too hard or juggling too many activities. Adrenal Fatigue Questionnaire on page 61 in the book Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by Dr. James L. Wilson.
If you scored above 35 you need to immediately change your lifestyle to incorporate regenerative activities. Stress comes at a price; it accelerates aging because it overtaxes your whole body. It is very important that you do something now to help yourself. Burnout is only one part of Adrenal Fatigue.
What TYPE of Magnesium Should I be Taking ???
Magnesium is naturally present in some foods, synthetically added to other food products and available as a dietary supplement. Additionally, it’s found in some over-the-counter medicines, such as antacids and laxatives.
Magnesium supplements are available in a variety of forms. The absorption rate of magnesium supplements differs depending on the kind – usually types that dissolve in liquid are better absorbed in the gut than less soluble forms.
Magnesium Chelate – highly absorbable by the body and the kind found in foods naturally. This type is bound to multiple amino acids (proteins) and used to restore magnesium levels.
Magnesium Citrate – magnesium combined with citric acid. This may have a laxative effect in some cases when taken in high doses, but is otherwise safe to use for improving digestion and preventing constipation.
Magnesium Chloride Oil – an oil form of magnesium that can be applied to skin. It’s also given to people who have digestive disorders that prevent normal absorption of magnesium from their food. Athletes sometimes use magnesium oil to increase energy and endurance, to dull muscle pain, and to heal wounds or skin irritation.
Magnesium Glycinate – highly absorbable, this is recommended for anyone with a known magnesium deficiency and less likely to cause laxative effects than some other magnesium supplements.
Magnesium Threonate – has a high level of absorbability since it can penetrate the mitochondrial membrane. This type is not as readily available, but as more research is conducted, it may become more widely used.