The hormone behind most stress-related conditions is cortisol. Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands during times of stress, which is the reason it has been dubbed the “stress hormone.” The body needs cortisol to power through demanding situations, whether it’s dealing with hectic schedules and difficult bosses or a traumatic life event. Unfortunately, many of us over-produce this hormone due to unrelenting stress in our professional and personal lives.
This is especially apparent in women. We feel the effects of stress much more than men do and that is because of our hormonal makeup. We’ve plain just got more hormonal action than the dudes. Of course this is a good thing when everything is humming along smoothly, but when it’s not, things deteriorate fast for us.
How to test your cortisol levels
Lets Get Checked is my go-to provider for at-home hormone testing kits for myself and clients. You just order them online, have the kit shipped to you, then do the tests at home and send the kit back in the mail.
One and done.
And after processing, their team of physicians will review your results and a member of the nursing team will call you to deliver the results and discuss treatment options.
Here is the cortisol test I recommend:
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