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June 2, 2023

Cortisol Highs and Lows

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal gland that plays a critical role in body metabolism, immune response, and managing stress.

It is highest in the morning and gradually declines throughout the day. Abnormally high cortisol levels, often due to prolonged stress, can lead to issues such as high blood pressure, muscle breakdown, and micronutrient depletion. Persistently low levels may cause symptoms like fatigue and low blood pressure.

Cortisol levels can be influenced by various health conditions, such as Addison's disease and Cushing syndrome, and certain medications. It's a key biomarker in assessing adrenal function and stress-related disorders.

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