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Suggest tests to detect adrenal fatigue and zinc deficiency in blood

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2016
Question: Dear Sir
I think I have a problem of adrenal fatigue because symptoms found like adrenal fatigue, So I would like to checkup to any physician, and I want to know which blood or urine test has to be conducted for this disease . and which physician is best for this disease, and second think is white spots on my nails, which is symbol of zinc deficiency, so I want to know which blood or urine test has to be conducted for zinc deficiency
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Serum Cortisol levels are advisable.

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Sir.

I can certainly understand your concern.

I have worked through your query in detail.

Adrenal gland disorder need both blood and urine tests for confirmation of diagnosis.

Following tests are required.

1.8 am and 8 PM Serum cortisol.

2. Serum ACTH level

3.Urine Cortisol levels.

For Zn deficiency, Serum Zinc levels are advisable.

For adrenal disorders you need to consult an Endocrinologist in person with the test results for further evaluation.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu (10 hours later)
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I want to know that for zinc deficiency which test is best urine or blood
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Bllod testing is advisable for zinc testing.

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Sir.

I can certainly understand your concern.

Zinc deficiency is best assessed by calculating the amount of zinc in blood and not urine.

Hence Serum Zinc levels are useful in assessing the body Zinc levels.

Post your further queries if any..
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Suggest tests to detect adrenal fatigue and zinc deficiency in blood

Brief Answer: Serum Cortisol levels are advisable. Detailed Answer: Hello, Sir. I can certainly understand your concern. I have worked through your query in detail. Adrenal gland disorder need both blood and urine tests for confirmation of diagnosis. Following tests are required. 1.8 am and 8 PM Serum cortisol. 2. Serum ACTH level 3.Urine Cortisol levels. For Zn deficiency, Serum Zinc levels are advisable. For adrenal disorders you need to consult an Endocrinologist in person with the test results for further evaluation. Post your further queries if any. Thank you.