Cortisol Manager in the body
It is produced by the adrenal gland (specifically the adrenal cortex). Its secretion is controlled by a part of the brain, the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. It results in stress, whether psychological or physical and causes an increase in restless sleep. Here at Splendor of Youth Medical we often treat patients who are going through this issue and have helped many through restoring their natural cortisol levels back to normal. Cortisol Manager affects your body in many ways, here are some of the most important functions:
- Increasing the level of glucose in the blood through the synthesis of glucose
- Sedative of the immune system.
- It helps to break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.
- Reduces bone formation rate
- In a pregnant woman, an increase in the secretion of cortisol occurs during the 30-32 week, which begins to form the surface of the fetal lung to encourage the full development of the lungs.
It should be noted that cortisol levels vary greatly in the blood, reaching their highest levels in the early morning after waking up, and then gradually decreasing throughout the day. The normal value for a blood-cortisol level measured at eight in the morning is between 6 and 23 g / dL, but it should be noted that the normal value may vary depending on the method of measurement in the laboratory. But in general, the average in adults or children in the morning is 5-23 micrograms per deciliter or 138-635 nanometers per liter. The average afternoon level is 3-16 micrograms per deciliter or 83-441 nanometers per liter.
The relationship between low cortisol levels and weight gain
Cortisol stimulates the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates for fast energy. And it also stimulates insulin secretion and maintaining blood sugar levels. The end result of these actions can be an increased appetite and can cause a strong desire to eat sweet foods rich in fat and salty foods. And with high Cortisol levels, the body also produces less testosterone. Which results in decreased muscle mass, and with the low testosterone needed to build muscle mass. The body begins to burn fewer calories.
Cortisol is know as the stress hormone because excess secretion of it is excrete in times of physical or psychological stress. And this imbalance in its secretion may not only lead to weight gain. But may also affect dependence on where the weight accumulates in the body. High tension and cortisol tend to create deposits Abdominal fat rather than in the hips. And these fatty deposits are refer to as “toxic fat” since the fat deposits in the abdominal area are closely related to the development of cardiovascular diseases. Including those that include heart attacks and TAT brain. Therefore, when cortisol levels drop, the weight increases.
The relationship between low cortisol levels and stress
Cortisol levels rise in the event of severe stress or nervous pressure. Or in the event of disease or high body temperature. And the production of the hormone cortisol increases as a natural and necessary response in the body. Where Teruel says: “The timing of tension makes a noticeable difference. And it is important to maintain On the oscillating pattern of the stress hormone rate and to ensure that it is low at night in humans, and that tension is not inherent with one’s entire time. And that appropriate times are chose for taking cortisone therapy to prevent obesity.
Dr. Quiroz recommends consulting with your personal physician in order to get the correct treatment for your issues. At Splendor of Youth Medical, we first evaluate each of our patients with a thorough body and health evaluation and then offer the best solutions. We recommend going with a more holistic approach to treating low cortisol levels. These would be things such as lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, exercise, low sugar foods, and herbal supplementations.