Why you should know about Cortisol,the stress hormone

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Hello my dear readers, wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2021.

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Stress is the prime factor for many illnesses.

So, What is this Stress? And how it is related with Cortisol?

Stress is one of the nature’s gift just like happiness in us. Every living being requires this stress to lead a healthy life. The only thing we need to take care is to identify between good stress and bad/chronic stress. Always opt for good stress which creates more adrenaline in you and keeps you mentally and physically healthy.

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Whenever you are stressed, the hormone Cortisol is released by adrenal glands. Cortisol is almost very essential for every major system(the neurological system, the circulatory system, heart) in our body. Every action in our body requires cortisol. For example, walking with your legs uses cortisol, raising your hand uses cortisol.

Like we communicate with each other, our brain also communicates with our body parts. When the communication between the adrenal gland, the pituitary gland, and the hypothalamus (Part of the brain) is efficient, our body releases the right amount of cortisol whenever needed(24/7). Researches have proved that cortisol will be highest in the morning and lowest in the evening.

Same like other hormones, either too much or too little production of cortisol will affect the body. With different kinds of stress, our brain triggers its release of different amounts of cortisol.

HIGH LEVELS OF CORTISOL/STRESS CAUSESLOW LEVELS OF CORTISOL/STRESS CAUSES
Weight gain, high blood pressure.  Very low blood pressure
Cushing’s Syndrome  Addison’s disease
Improper brain functions.Thyroid problems  
Disturbed sleep, Lack of hungriness, Low energy level.  Anxiety, Irritability, Fatigue.

Break the cycle of stress

Learn to adopt any of these methods to break the cycle of stress and thereby making your cortisol level normal.

1- Relaxation techniques like yoga, tai chi, massages, deep breathing, music.

2- Play your favourite game and also grow pets.

3- Feel grateful and learn to forgive.

4- Be honest and live a satisfied life.

5- Be strong – mentally, physically and spiritually.

6- Always try to have mindful eating.

Stress Mindfulness

All you need is, to be aware of your stressful thoughts and signs of your body tension. So, you will learn to recognize what is your stressful thinking. This can be a stepping stone where you can then mindfully cope-up with stress.

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You have all the rights to know about your body and stay healthy. By knowing the work of these basic hormones, we can eliminate many diseases at the earlier stages itself. Simple, active and healthier lifestyle changes will definitely help you to reduce the stress you experience and makes you to overcome it positively. I wish you all to stay happy and learn to feed only good stress.

” Calm down and you will be fine “

Nowadays my good stress is to give worthy contents for my readers. Let me know what is your good stress these days in the comment box below.

Published by Ramya A R

Content writer, Married, I admire the proverb "What you sow so you reap" and live accordingly. My other interests are reading, yoga, gardening, travel, love nature.

12 thoughts on “Why you should know about Cortisol,the stress hormone

  1. Most important info on stress hormones and how to break the stress cycle. Every one is looking for more points on that at this pandemic situation. Most needed and timely info.

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  2. a good one…much needed………….indeed we all have turned into cortisol inducing agents……………..too much of anything is always harmful….balance is the key word of this universe…so thanks for the timely reminder….

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