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.