Cortisol stress can be eliminated!
Cortisol is a hormone that is produced in the human body in stressful situation with the help of the adrenal glands. Our body is equipped with a powerful self-healing and self-repair mechanisms. But these mechanisms work when the nervous system is in a calm and balanced state only. When a danger is near, the self-healing mechanism is blocked, so the body is able to cope with the reaction in response to the stressful situation. Episodic stress events, of course, are no thread to the health. But modern life is characterized by high levels of emotional stress. Most recent experiences overlap with the old ones, which leads to the excessive level of cortisol.
Signs of a cortisol stress:
Chronic headaches and a back pain
When there is too much of the circulating cortisol in blood for some time, it leads to the deterioration of thyroid gland and elevated level of prolactin. Increased level of cortisol also results in excessive sensibility to a pain, so that even the slightest pain impulse is able to cause bad headaches.
Cortisol level normally is reduced at night, but if your cortisol level is too high, you can forget about a good quality of sleep. Even if you run around like a scalded cat all day, you won’t get a wink of sleep through the whole night. Then you will lie staring at the ceiling with the millions of thoughts running in your head without sleep and feeling overwhelmed by the next day.
High level of cortisol also promotes the weight gain, even if you eat healthy food and lead an active life. Cortisol also causes a high blood sugar level, increasing the risk of diabetes.
Cortisol deactivates the essential mechanisms of the self-healing in the human body. This means that the immune system can not cope with its functions, which can make you extremely vulnerable to the slightest infection.
The digestive system is very sensitive to the effects of stress hormones, and results in the qualms and nausea, heartburn and the enterospasms.
Cortisol provokes anxiety, panic attacks and even paranoia. Elevated level of cortisol inhibits the synthesis of the “happy hormone” serotonin, which increases the risk of the melancholy or depression.
Over time, with a deterioration of a thyroid gland, elevated levels of cortisol provide all conditions for the chronic fatigue syndrome. Therefore, if you happen to notice some similar symptoms, you should consult a medical professional.
Cortisol and chronic stress
People believe that the stress is condition associated with the stress hormones increase. Like, when the cortisol level is low, there should be no stress at all. But in practice, if the stress is chronic, after acute increase of the cortisol level, its concentration should fall. Cortisol is rather unpleasant hormone for the brain and other organs. It has a significant impact on health. Therefore, in case of the chronic stress, cortisol level is not only normal but could be even subnormal. It means that these people are not worried at all. In return of reduced cortisol, such people become more aggressive. Cortisol has a pretty strong effect on the brain up to the neuronal cell death and decreased formation of new connections between the neurons. In addition, a number of changes occur in the brain, which leads to the character deformation of more schematic, routine and simple attitude.
How to restore hormonal balance
The problem of cortisol stress can be solved, and you are able to restore the hormonal balance with the help of relaxation through meditation, physical activity and positive emotions. As soon as cortisol level falls, the essential self-healing mechanisms will restore again.