Right, here goes with the results:- Cortisol-DHEA Correlation. DHEA elevated at 18, range is 3-10ng/ml (pooled value). I'm in box 6 on my result test, top right of the box at 18
Adrenal Stress Index (Original)
Free Cortisol Rhythm
06.00 08.00 am 14 normal 13.24nM
11.00 am 13.00 10 normal 5-10nM
14.00 - 17.00 7 normal 3-8nM
22.00 - 2359 4 normal 1-4nM
These results they say are within normal range but only just, with the morning being too low and the night result too high and that I would need support.
They also go on to say that there are some causal factors such as:
1. Intentional or unintentional DHEA intake. (None that I am aware of!)
2. Increased ACTH stimulation with an insufficient response in cortisol production which allows ongoing ACTH overproduction and hyper-stimulation of DHEA synthesis.
3.Deficiency in enzymatic cortisol synthesis e.g. 21-hydroxylase deficiency with high
17-OH Progesterone (My result here is on the lower end of normal so might need support - my test 35 - optimal 22-100). Under these conditions, the runaway ACTH production causes adrenal hypertrophy/hyperplasia.
4. Androgen-producing or virilising tumours.
Total Salivary SIgA - Result 14 Depressed ( Normal 25-40mg/dl Borderline 20-25mg/dl).
I know you guys aren't doctors (if we were, perhaps we would be a lot better off lol !!!), but just need pointing in the right direction of what immediate support I should have
But what I don't understand is WHAT SUPPORT I need. Do I need to have cortisol, DHEA, both or something else?
Also, because I did this test privately, it may be the case that my GP may not even want to look at the results let alone give me some medication. Given that the results are within 'NORMAL' range he might not give me any meds purely on that result alone?
I would appreciate any help you can give.