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Why Should You Go For A Stress Assessment Panel?

  • Dr. Abhishtita Mudunuri Dr. Abhishtita Mudunuri
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Can stress be tested?

Yes, stress levels can be tested. A stress assessment test analyzes different parameters that are affected by stress .Keep in mind that excessive stress is not beneficial for one’s physical or mental health. 

What is stress?

Stress is physical, mental and emotional tension you feel when you’re exposed to difficult situations. Stress is a part of life but too much stress for longer periods leads to an increased production of the hormone, cortisol, that can lead to an increased risk of disorders like anxiety, headache, depression, high blood pressure and even a heart attack. 

What causes stress?

The first step in starting any treatment is understanding the root causes of the disease. Some of the common reasons for stress are peer pressure, workplace issues, environment at home , relationship issues, financial problems, relationships and others. A mental health expert can help in relieving stress and stress related disorders but it is important to primarily check the physiological disorders of the body.

What symptoms does one experience when stressed?

  • Low energy
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble focusing
  • Pain or tense muscles
  • Insomnia
  • Upset stomach
  • Low libido

What happens in a stress assessment panel?

The following health screenings are conducted:

Complete blood count (CBC): White blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and hemoglobin are analysed under CBC. Cortisol can affect these blood cell levels. 

Cholesterol levels: High stress levels increases the number of bad cholesterol.

Thyroid profile: Stress can cause weight fluctuations which in turn can lead to a thyroid disorder.

Diabetes profile: Stress can cause your blood sugar levels to rise.

Vitamin D levels: People with acute stress may have vitamin D deficiency. Supplementation can help ease their symptoms.

Inflammation markers: ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) is evaluated to see if they are elevated, which can be a result of stress. 

Cortisol levels: When stress is high, the level of cortisol hormone increases. Cortisol levels are also measured in this test.

Why should you take the stress assessment panel?

If you are a working adult or constantly stressed due to which your daily activities are impacted, then a stress assessment is a must for you. When you opt for this test at home, a lab technician will collect your samples from home for analysis. Reports can be accessed online within 48 hours and then you can fix an appointment with a doctor for further treatment. 

How to book a stress assessment panel online?

You can easily book a stress assessment online through the mfine app and get your tests done conveniently at your home. Download the mfine app and connect with highly experienced medical experts near you.

Dr. Abhishtita Mudunuri is an Internal Medicine Physician Diabetologist with over 10 years of experience in treating lifestyle disorders like Diabetes, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, etc. She has worked previously at Columbia Asia, Sunshine Hospitals, and Apollo Group of Hospitals. Currently, she is working as a Senior Manager and Diabetologist at MFine.

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