It’s likely that you’ve heard about the detrimental effects of the stress hormone cortisol.
Elevated cortisol levels and chronic stress can negatively affect every physiological system in your body, including your thyroid and adrenal glands. It can make you anxious and irritable, lead to weight gain and bone loss, contribute to diabetes and heart disease risk, and deplete your energy levels. Just reading that list can make you more stressed!
Cortisol is also known as the aging hormone. When cortisol gets too high, it puts you into a “fight or flight” response, which stimulates your sympathetic nervous system and your adrenal glands. When this occurs, there is a decrease in your digestive secretions and an increase in blood pressure.
It’s a vicious circle. Cortisol is produced when we’re under stress, and excess cortisol puts your body in a state of constant stress, which will burn out your adrenal glands, stress your digestive tract and cause you to age more rapidly.
Elevated Cortisol Causes All Kinds Of Trouble
- Autoimmune diseases
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Common Colds
- Hormone imbalance
- Irritable bowel disease
- Thyroid conditions
- Weight loss resistance
- Reduced immunity
- Addison’s Disease
- The list of chronic illnesses that may be caused by imbalanced cortisol is too long to list!
So if you want to look younger, feel younger and be healthy, you must get your cortisol levels balanced.
I can help you start on the road to balance in a few simple steps. Sign up for a consultation with me and I’ll show you how there are healthy alternatives to fight or flight!