Family physician Adebola Oyekoya, at Guardian Physicians in Atlanta, Georgia, shares what you need to know about stress management.
Cortisol is one of our body's stress hormones and plays an important role in our day-to-day functions. Cortisol levels are typically higher in the morning and decrease slowly throughout the day.
Too much cortisol can lead to Cushing's syndrome. Symptoms of this disease include:
Many women also find that their cycles may become irregular or stop altogether.
Excessive amounts of cortisol can also cause conditions such as:
Although we emphasize the importance of high levels of cortisol, let us also talk about how low levels of cortisol can affect your health.
Not enough cortisol could lead to a condition known as Addison's disease. Symptoms of this condition include:
1. Lowering Stress
2. Eat a healthy and sustainable diet.
3. SLEEP. A good night's rest can help regulate cortisol levels.
4. Trying relaxation techniques such as: