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Do you feel like you are always rushed and stressed? Do you have trouble falling asleep or are often overtired? Then easily test your cortisol levels via this self-test. Cortisol is a major stress hormone. It is a regulator for other hormones in your body. With Easly’s cortisol home test, you can measure your cortisol levels in no time. So this test shows how much cortisol, also called “stress hormone,” that is in your saliva.
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Cortisol is a hormone produced in the adrenal glands under the influence of the hormone ACTH, originating in an area of the brain. Cortisol is also called the stress hormone because it is essential for maintaining a properly functioning body during times of both mental and physical stress.
In a stressful situation, cortisol stimulates the release of building materials and the production of glucose. These building blocks and glucose serve as fuel for the body’s cells. Cortisol also affects blood pressure and plays a role in the immune system. With that, cortisol’s purpose is to restore the body’s natural balance, “homeostasis.”
The Easly cortisol home test measures cortisol levels in your saliva. This way you will quickly know if you have a normal level of cortisol. The production of cortisol is important for the normal functioning of our body and is affected by infections, physical exertion, mental stress, pregnancy and irregular working hours, among others.
Blood cortisol levels are not always the same. Cortisol is released in a 24-hour rhythm, also called a circadian rhythm. The release of cortisol is highest in the morning, decreases in the afternoon and is low in the evening.
Normal values vary by laboratory. In the morning, a normal value is between 150 and 700 nmol/L; in the afternoon it is only 100 to 400 nmol/L. In the evening, there should be less than 210 nmol/L in the blood.
Too high or too low levels of the stress hormone cortisol can cause many health problems in the human body. Therefore, it is helpful to take action when stress symptoms persist. Be sure to test yourself if you are experiencing the following symptoms that may be causing an imbalance in your cortisol levels.
In addition to excessive stress, the production of cortisol can also be disrupted by a problem in the adrenal glands or in the brain. If too little cortisol is produced, it is called Addison’s syndrome. This disease can lead to dangerous situations in times of stress in which the body cannot control the stress situation.
Symptoms of excessive cortisol production appropriate for Cushing’s disease:
On the other hand, cortisol production may be too high due to a problem in the adrenal glands or brain. This is called Cushing’s disease. If there is high cortisol due to stress, it is not called Cushing’s.
Symptoms of too low cortisol production appropriate for Addison’s disease
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Activate the test and take your sample in the morning. Send it back the same day, free of charge, with the enclosed shipping label.
Easly has a fully certified laboratory, where expert personnel process your sample. Professional and accurate.
Within 48 hours of receiving your sample, we share the test result with you confidentially in our portal and app.
Validation and personal consultation by our physician. When you repeat the test, you can follow the development of your values in a graph.