Stress Part 3 – Cortisol

Constant elevated levels of cortisol in the bloodstream are extremely negative for your health and physical appearance. A person with constant elevated levels of stress in their body may exhibit the following negative side effects:

  • Suppressed thyroid function
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Decreased bone density
  • Decrease in muscle tissue
  • Heightened blood pressure
  • Lowered immunity and inflammatory responses in the body
  • Weight gain especially around the midsection
  • Increased risk of periodontal disease
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of sex drive