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., Lara Armstrong Naturopathic Doctor can review your results within the pharmacy.
Results: $30.00 Results & Consultation, Dr. Lara Armstrong, ND (30 minuts ) $75.00
Naturopathic Doctor Lara Armstrong - Armstrong Health
Lara Armstrong, is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor who has been
practicing in the Ancaster and Hamilton area since 2005. She received her training in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of
Naturopathic Medicine ( CCNM ), graduating in 2004 and received her
undergraduate training from the University of Guelph.
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.
Give each question a value ranging from 0-5 with "0" representing not being true for you and "5" describing you very well.
Do you tire more easily? _____
Do you feel fatigued rather than energetic? _____
Are people annoying you by telling you "you don't look so good lately"? _____
Are you working harder & harder but accomplishing less? _____
Are you increasingly cynical and disenchanted? _____
Do you often experience unexplained sadness? _____
Are you forgetting appointments, deadlines or personal possessions more
Have you become more irritable? _____
Are you more short-tempered? _____
Are you more disappointed with people around you? _____
Are you seeing family members and close friends less frequently? _____
Are you too busy to do even routine things like make phone calls or
read reports or send cards to friends? _____
Are you experiencing increased physical complaints
(aches, pains, headaches, lingering colds)? _____
Do you feel disoriented when the activity of the day comes to a halt?
Is joy elusive? _____
Are you unable to laugh at a joke about yourself? _____
Does sex seem like more trouble than it's worth? _____
Do you have very little to say to people? _____
The interpretation as follows:
0-25 You are doing fine.
26-35 Your stress is starting to show.
36-50 You are a candidate for burnout.
51-65 You are Burning Out.
OVER 65 You are in Adrenal Exhaustion..
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.