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Hydrocortisone, Cortisol

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Most Common Name:Cortisol
Also Known As (other names):Hydrocortisone

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced in the outer layers of the adrenal gland.

Low levels of Hydrocortisone or Cortisol has been associated with mood swings, depression, anxiety and a host of physical symptoms. Any substantial change in the levels of cortisol or Hydrocortisone can also cause psychological stress and disorders. Cortisol levels, in most people, vary daily being at its highest concentration in the morning and reducing towards the evening.

Too much Cortisol is also harmful. It causes obesity, muscle deterioration, hair loss and several other problems. This steroid should only be taken under medical supervision.

There is some correlation that supports the concept that high levels of Hydrocortisone is associated with overweight problems. This is normally blamed on higher levels of Cortisol caused by stress as this steroid is part of the "flee or fight" process but there are also arguments that stress related weight problems are caused by a wide variety of other psychological and physiological factors and reactions.

It is used for, or in treatment of:

Immune system deficiencies  


Side effects, Contraindications, do not use if:

Both high and low levels of Cortisol are very harmful with too many symptoms to mention. Consult your doctor.  
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