Questions tagged [cortisol]
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Hyposecretion of cortisol lead to depressed immune system?
I understand that cortisol decreases both the number of white blood cells and the secretion of inflammatory chemical from tissues. So shouldn't a under(hypo) secretion of cortisol, lead to an ...
What is the effect of stress on inflammation
People are advised to practice mindfulness meditation / breathing techniques for stress reduction which is considered to indirectly help with chronic inflammatory diseases also such as allergies, ...
Does intermittent fasting (without calorie reduction/increase) cause an increase in cortisol levels?
I read on https://amp.businessinsider.com/signs-intermittent-fasting-unsafe-unhealthy-2019-7: Rumsey said depriving yourself of food for an extended period of time can increase levels of cortisol, ...
What is the difference between vasoconstriction and contractility?
I was reading few articles that mention stress induced cortisol may contribute to vasoconstriction and contractility as if they are different. I did some searches on vasoconstriction and ...
Eczema and steroids: why do endogenous cortisol and exogenous cortisone/prednisone differ?
Topical steroids are a mainstay treatment for eczema, and severe episodes are sometimes treated with oral steroids. Meanwhile stress is a known trigger for exacerbating eczema. During physiological ...
Why might excessive drinking produce a false hypercortisolism reading in a urinary free cortisol (UFC) test?
From "Diagnosis of Cushing's Syndrome in the Modern Era" by L.K. Nieman, 2018: A urine free cortisol (UFC) result may incorrectly exclude hypercortisolism in patients with a glomerular filtration ...
What is the relationship between cortisol and depression?
In Vythilingam, Meena et al. "Hippocampal Volume, Memory, and Cortisol Status in Major Depressive Disorder: Effects of Treatment." Biological Psychiatry 56, no. 2 (2004), the relationship between ...
Does elevated potassium lead to elevated cortisol?
I came across this statement on Selfhacked: If you have high cortisol, you will do worse with a high salt diet and you will be potassium deficient in the long term (few people as it is get the RDA)...
Is it possible to reduce stress by directly reducing cholestrol intake?
"Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone synthesized from cholesterol by enzymes..." Dartmouth University I also found some sites that mentioned that higher cholestrol resulted from people who were ...
Which long-term effects can hypocortisolism have on behavior?
Chronic stress can have a serious impact on our physical as well as psychological health due to sustained high levels of the chemicals released in the ‘fight or flight’ response. I've studied the ...
How can Cortisol be administered in gaseous form?
How can Cortisol be administered in gaseous form (inhalation)? What carrier gas would be adequate? CO, CO2, NO (Nitric Oxide)?
Harmful to eat meat from livestock/animals with high levels of cortisol (stress) hormone?
Is it harmful for humans to eat meat from livestock/animals with high levels of stress hormones? Or does it just change the quality and taste of the meat (and not necessarily harmful for human ...
Bio identical cortisol and metformin
I am on bio identical hormone replacement including cortisol for low levels. Is it good to take metformin when taking cortisol for low cortisol levels? I thought I read somewhere that metformin lowers ...
Should chronic low cortisol be treated if the patient has no symptoms?
I discovered I have low cortisol levels (11,35 μg/dL) but I never had any of those symptoms listed here. My mom also has low cortisol levels. I have no HIV, no known auto-immune diseases, I believe I'...