Deeper Adrenal Insight - only at Blue Horizon Medicals
Deeper Adrenal Insight - only at Blue Horizon Medicals.
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Sports Blood Test Profile
A specialist sports blood test focusing on key Vitamins and Minerals, as well as Testosterone, this profile is ideal for those seeking key metrics whilst wanting to avoid less relevant tests.
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The new Blue Horizon Sports Nutrition blood test profile has been built for both amateur and professional athletes.
By specifically targeting Vitamins and Minerals, as well as Testosterone, this profile is ideal for those that want to "Zero-in" on the important blood tests for athletic performance.
The profile is not suitable for those that use banned substances in sport.
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Blue Horizon can now offer fully accredited UK based pathology testing for Salivary Cortisol measurements. Choose between an industry standard 4 x salivary cortisol measurement or use the new Brunel protocol of a 6 x measurement, which may give deeper insight into adrenal issues. Explore our Adrenal Blood and Saliva Tests below. Adrenal Fatigue - Adrenal Fatigue is a common topic of discussion on various internet forums, and is one of the many medical controversies.
Those who believe they have a thyroid disorder but have not revealed one upon testing thyroid function, may consider next that the adrenal glands are at fault.Generally, conventional physicians are sceptical - whereas many unorthodox or alternative practitioners believe in its existence. The hypothesis is that the adrenal glands, responsible for the production of essential hormones such as cortisol and dehydroepiandosterone sulphate (DHEAS) ,are sensitive to stress - particularly when it is prolonged or intense in nature - and respond by underperforming. Acute severe illness - such as pneumonia - is also believed by proponents to be a trigger for Adrenal Fatigue.
Adrenal Gland Disorders - Adrenal gland disorders are recognised by all clinicians, and there is plenty of information in the medical literature about Addison's disease (failure of the adrenal gland to produce enough cortisol) and Cushing's disease (production of too much cortisol), for example. Testing of cortisol levels and associated DHEAS levels can point to such diagnoses. The argument really is whether a lower grade problem does truly exist, or whether the symptoms ascribed to adrenal fatigue could just be symptoms of fatigue in general, or of recovery from acute illness or indeed of a depressive illness. Testing has always been difficult, particularly in less clear cut cases, because the levels of cortisol tend to fluctuate by day, and between individuals. At Blue Horizon, we like to keep an open mind - our view is that probably all systems of the body are capable of underperformance as well as complete failure. Historically though, testing of blood to prove underperformance can be difficult. Testing cortisol at 9am is generally thought to give the best snapshot view (cortisol peaks at around this time in most of us) and combining this test with DHEAS estimation increases the chance of detecting a deficiency in adrenal activity. Further testing could then be guided by this baseline knowledge. Adding cortisol saliva tests to our test repertoire better enables us to get a fuller picture of potential Hypothalmic, Pituitary and Adrenal functions.
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