Cortisol: The Stress Hormone

Cortisol is a steroid hormone that helps the body respond to stress. It’s sometimes called the “stress hormone.” That’s because levels of cortisol in the body spike during times of high stress. (2) Steroid hormones are a category of hormones synthesized naturally in the body from cholesterol. Collectively, they carry out a wide range of… Continue reading Cortisol: The Stress Hormone

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