7 Signs Of High Cortisol Caused By Chronic Stress And Other Factors
November 28, 2017
What is cortisol?
Cortisol is a hormone your body releases in response to stress. It also plays a major role in metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and also has a potent anti-inflammatory effect. High cortisol is normal in fight-or-flight situations, but when it’s constantly elevated due to chronic stress or other factors, it has a significant negative impact on your physical and mental health. Having too little of this hormone can also cause unpleasant symptoms.