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Adrenal Fatigue?

Feeling Stressed?

New In-Office Adrenal Test

By Dr. Tamar Ferreira, B.Sc., N.D., Naturopathic Doctor

Your adrenal glands play a critical role in the perimenopausal and menopausal period. As your ovaries start to play less of a role in the production of estrogen and progesterone, the adrenal glands are left to produce the (albeit smaller) amounts of estrogen and progesterone to keep you feeling balanced.

But these little gems have a more primary role in producing your stress hormones, adrenaline (short term stress) and cortisol (long term stress). If there's a fire to put out, that's what they will preferentially make!

So, it is critical to know the health of your adrenal glands so that you can set yourself up for a smoother sail through "the change" by giving them the right support.

I have brought in a simple, low cost, in-office urine test as a first glance at the health of your adrenal glands. It's called the Koenisburg Test. We can do this from a urine sample and get you your results during your appointment, so that you can get started on addressing any issues (if applicable) right away!

While it's not as accurate or comprehensive as some more advanced salivary or urine testing, it's a great place to start.

Downtown Brampton Wellness Centre

Call: 905-451-3963 or email:

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