The Adaptation Questionnaire:
Measure Your Risk for Chronic Illness
Stress, whether its emotional, physical, biochemical, environmental or dietary is often the reason for poor health and disease. Adapting well to stress is the way to maintain wellness. The hallmark of poor adaptation is dysregulation of the main stress hormone, cortisol.
The following signs and symptoms could indicate cortisol issues and increased risk for both acute and long-term health issues. Though many of these symptoms can be seen with a range of medical problems, the underlying issue often is maladaptation - the impact on your health of having elevated cortisol levels from long term stress. After completing the questionnaire total the points and use the scoring guide below.