Cortisol: Meaning And Signs Of Cortisol In 2023

Meaning And Signs Of Cortisol

Cortisol is a hormone that your adrenal glands, the endocrine glands on top of your kidneys, produce and release, says Dr Ruchi Jain , Consultant- Psychologist, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai. It is a hormone that regulates a wide range of processes throughout the body, including metabolism
and the immune response. So, when cortisol remains high for a long time, it may reduce the body’s immune response.

You can naturally lower cortisol levels. 

Cushing syndrome is a hormonal disorder that is caused by high levels of cortisol in the body. You may experience:

• Quick weight gain mostly in the face, abdomen and chest
• Round and flushed face
• High Blood Pressure
• Skin changes like bruises and stretch marks in purple colour
• Muscle weakness
• Mood swings

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