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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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)?
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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, ...