Adrenal stress profile results: advice, please

I've just got my Genova adrenal stress profile back and the results are as follows:

Sample 1 (post awakening): 41.66 H (7.45-32.56)

Sample 2 (+4-5 hours): 11.59 H (2.76-11.31)

Sample 3 (+4-5 hours): 9.66 H (1.38-7.45)

Sample 4 (prior to sleep): 3.03 (0.83-3.86)

DHEA mean: 0.24

DHEA : cortisol ratio 0.008 L (0.015-0.150)

DHEA sample 1 (am): 0.33 (0.25-2.22)

DHEA sample 3 (pm): 0.14 (0.25-2.22)

So I guess my apparent conversion problem isn't caused by low cortisol :-/

I wasn't feeling particularly stressed at the time the samples were taken, my depression is well controlled, I'm not pregnant, obese or alcoholic.

What does the below-range DHEA to cortisol reading mean? It's not explained on the accompanying info sheet.

Apart from the fact that three of the four saliva samples are over range do I need to worry much?



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    Look at the paragraph about high cortisol and low DHEA which may apply to you.

  • High cortisol has a bad impact on thyroid take up in cells in similar way to low cortisol. A rise often comes before a crash. From what I can remember dhea is a precursor to cortisol production so your low would indicate it's all being used up making too much cortisol. You need to look at ways you can bring it Down look at stop the thyroid madness.

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