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Problems with Low Cortisol

By Dr. Eric Berg DC
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The information that follows is Medical Advice for Education Purposes Only

Our bodies are just wonderful. Despite the maladies we experience, it automatically provides relief and cure. One of these wonders is the steroid hormone called cortisol – the one responsible for a lot of processes in the body, especially the controlling of blood sugar levels, metabolism and in responding to stress. However, either too low or too high of it can mess you up. One of the causes of low cortisol would be cortisol resistance, meaning you’ve had the effects of high cortisol levels (aka high levels of stress) over a long period of time, leading to the downgrading and blocking of your cortisol receptors. To put it simply, you can no longer absorb it when the situation calls for enough cortisol to cope with a stressful situation. Now, what happens when there’s a spike and a drop in your cortisol? Extreme cases could be painful skin conditions, with which we use prednisone or cortisone. Chronic sickness and even autoimmune problems could emerge.

 

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