ADRENAL FUNCTION TEST
Adrenal glands secrete hormones which help regulate chemical balance, regulate metabolism and supplement other glands.
The adrenal glands are two almond shaped glands that sit above the kidneys. The adrenal glands are the stress glands of the body. When the environment is hostile to the body the reaction is fight or fly. Both of these reactions cause the secretion of adrenal gland hormones being the most noted adrenaline but they also secrete numerous other hormones including norepinephrine, cortisol and DHEA.
These glands, designed to prepare the body for a temporary emergency, can become exhausted and over reactive with prolonged stress. Then you can have a condition known as adrenal fatigue, when these glands become unable to meet your body´s needs.