Cortisol is a steroid hormone made in the adrenal glands. Cortisol's important function in the body includes roles in the regulation of blood pressure and cardiovascular function as well as regulation of the body's use of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Cortisol secretion increases in response to any stress in the body, whether good or bad.
DHEA is the most abundant hormone found in the bloodstream. When the adrenal glands are chronically stressed, your production of DHEA can be greatly reduced. DHEA in an important regulator of the thyroid and pituitary glands.
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Note: The information contained in this Adrenal Quiz is not intended to replace a one-to-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, and is not intended as medical advice.
This is not a diagnostic test. It is meant as a nutritional guide to raise awareness of suboptimal adrenal hormone levels. It may also help you determine whether you should have further discussions with your healthcare practitioner.