How is cortisol related to adrenal fatigue?
Cortisol is one of the hormones the adrenal glands release to prepare us for challenges,
including “fight or flight” situations. Cortisol, also known as a “stress hormone,”
works by increasing blood pressure and blood sugar (for energy). These are helpful
physiological responses in the heat of a stressful situation, but if they continue
throughout much of your days, weeks or years, your body will suffer. Sustained levels
of cortisol can destroy healthy muscle and bone, slow down healing and cell regeneration,
disrupt metabolism and digestion, and compromise your immune system.
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