Cortisol

One of the enemies to women's health is cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone released in response to stress or fear acting as your "fight-or-flight" mechanism. When cortisol levels are elevated, they prepare your body for action and need to be physically released or they will build up in your body leading to negative effects on your mental and physical well-being. Cortisol can have many long term detrimental effects on the body including mental illness, weakened immune system, and shorter lifespan. 

If your body has been subjected to a lot of stress, talk to your doctor about hormone balance therapy. Chronic health problems are linked to long-term elevated levels of cortisol but can be maintained by resetting your cortisol rhythm. Contact us today to learn more about the long-term health benefits of hormone balancing. 

Elevated Cortisol Symptoms:

  • Low immune function
  • Decreased bone density
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty with learning, focus and memory
  • Weight gain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Mental instability
  • Insomnia