Stress, and especially chronic stress, can lead to non-trivial and sometimes quite serious illnesses, including auto-immune and cardiovascular diseases, depression, and burnout. This is often mediated by cortisol, which follows a circadian (diurnal) pattern, as shown below. 3>
The above graphic shows the output of the Persometrics Stress Reports, plotting your cortisol throughout the day. Several risk factors can be read from the secretion pattern; high secretion overall (area under the curve), flattened awakening response (cortisol level does not increase as it should in the first hour after waking up) and flattened slope from morning to evening (the secretion of cortisol does not subside like it is meant to).
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The Persometrics Stress Hormone Profile gives you a full personalised report based on both behavioural and biomarker analysis. The assessment of the stress hormone cortisol in conjunction with your questionnaire data gives early predictors of burnout and other stress-related illnesses. The profile includes full interpretation of your data and personalized lifestyle information.
Persometrics Stress Hormone Profile is based on samples of saliva that you obtain in your own home (five saliva samples; five laboratory analyses in total). You will receive your easy-to-understand results showing your total secretion, your diurnal/circadian cortisol pattern, as well as two scientifically validated indexes: the so-called Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) and the Cortisol Slope. This will all come in a complete report which tells you if you are at risk of stress-related illnesses such as burnout. The report further includes personalized life-style choices and actions likely to be effective for people with your profile according to the latest scientific research.
Consider retaking this test every four to six months to check the progress of any therapy you may be following (such as lifestyle changes or wellness treatment).
For optimal results, the Persometrics Stress Hormone Profile is based on both biomarker and behavioural data: in addition to the hormone sampling, you will complete questionnaires through a secure, online platform. The questionnaires can be completed in English, Spanish, French, Norwegian, or German. This can be chosen during the completion process. However, please note that the report is currently only offered in English.
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The Persometrics Extended Stress Hormone Profile gives you a fully personalised extensive stress hormone profile based on in-depth hormone analysis including cortisol and alpha-amylase. The report contains early predictors of burnout and other stress-related illnesses, in addition to circadian secretion showing your daily pattern of the activation of the HPA-axis. Includes full interpretation of your data and personalised life-style advice. The Persometrics Extended stress hormone profile adds to the original Stress Hormone Profile. This profile is based on analysis of two different hormones on five samples of saliva that you yourself will obtain in your home or at a place of your choosing (5 saliva samplings; 10 laboratory analyses). You will receive your results on all samples as well as scientifically validated indexes (the Awakening Response and Circadian Profile, slope and total secretion for cortisol and Alpha-Amylase, as well as Cortisol over Alpha Amylase ratios), interpreted in relation to normative data, and a full report which tells you if you are at risk of stress-related illnesses such as burnout and early aging. This report can also show abnormally high cortisol values during the day. The report further includes personalised life-style advice to let you take actions to avoid such illnesses, such as what time of day is recommended for people with your adrenal profile to do exercise and what dietary modifications to perform, if any. Beware that any such changes must be discussed with a health care practitioner before undertaken. We recommend retaking this test after six months of undertaking any therapy you may be following (such as lifestyle changes or wellness treatment) to check for any beneficial effect on hormonal imbalance or day-time cortisol secretion levels.