Cortisol is your body’s primary stress hormone; its release can be triggered by any type of stress.
Normally, the release of this stress hormone is a good thing, as it causes your body to quickly mobilize glucose into the bloodstream. This increase in blood sugar is meant to fuel your muscles and give your body a boost of energy so you can respond to the stressor rapidly.
However, several health issues can arise if your cortisol levels remain high, as they do for many people who experience stress at work, at home, and in their daily lives.
Symptoms of high cortisol levels include:
- Digestive issues like leaky gut or IBS
- Fatigue or brain fog
- Lowered immune function
- Weight gain
- Increased blood pressure
Although stress is a normal part of the human experience, prolonged stress can be detrimental to your health. Thankfully, it can be managed effectively through proper nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle.
Our team can help you get there! Contact the office to learn how.