Do You Know the Symptoms of High Cortisol?

Q:
Do you know the symptoms of high cortisol?

A:
Cortisol is known as the stress hormone because it plays important role in the process of stress response. High cortisol may cause different symptoms depending on the possible causes.

The general symptoms of high cortisol include:

  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle weakness
  • Thinning skin
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Flushed face
  • Weight gain (around the midsection and upper back and the face)
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