How To Cope With High Cortisol Levels

High cortisol levels mean more than just feeling a bit tired and stressed; it can be detrimental to your health. If you’ve had your cortisol levels tested and your doctor confirmed your levels are higher than normal, below are some tips you can use in conjunction with your doctor’s recommendations to help improve your situation faster:

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What Is The Deal With Cortisol Really?

Cortisol is a hormone found in humans and is secreted by the adrenal cortex situated in the adrenal glands above the kidneys. It belongs to a class of hormones called glucocorticoids (steroid hormones). Cortisol is also known as the “stress hormone” because of its raised levels in chronically stressed individuals. Although too much cortisol can wreak havoc in the body, cortisol should be present in the right amounts for optimal health.

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