Cortisol is produced in large quantities in the morning, less during the day, very little at night and minimal while sleeping. But stress has a strong impact on it and can disrupt this natural cycle.
It’s no coincidence that cortisol is also referred to as stress hormone. It’s about a hormone that, among other things, controls our ability to cope with stress. Although cortisol levels can be easily checked by blood tests, there are symptoms to determine whether you own it in larger amounts in your body. This questionnaire was compiled by Dr. Sarah Gottfried and can very easily help you to detect the level of cortisol in you …
In the last 6 months …
- Have you had the feeling that you are constantly running from one to another obligation?
- Have you felt vigorously, but at the same time tired?
- Did you have strong energy intensities that kept you up to date?
- Are you having difficulty sleeping or having a broken dream?
- Do you feel anxiety or nervousness, that is, you can not stop worrying about things that are beyond your control?
- Are you easily indulging in anger or anger and often yelling?
- At a given moment, can you not remember some information, or do you feel confused, especially when you are under pressure?
- Do you need something sweet after every meal, most often chocolate?
- Has your waistline increased and is now over 88 centimeters?
- Does it bother you with infertility?
- Do you lose bone mass (doctors have diagnosed osteogenesis or osteoporosis)?
- Does it bother you with high blood pressure or an accelerated heartbeat that has no connection with external factors?
- Does a high blood sugar level affect you (doctors have diagnosed the possibility of developing diabetes or insulin resistance)?
- Do you get tired of meals, that is, you have instability in your blood sugar?
- Do you have problems with digestion, ulcers or gastritis?
- Is it getting harder to recover from physical injuries?
- Do you have inexplicable pink or purple striae on the stomach or back?
- Do you have an irregular menstrual cycle?
If you have 5 or more of these symptoms, you probably have high levels of cortisol in your body, if you have found 3 or 4 symptoms, it means there is a chance that there is an imbalance, but it is not so scary at the moment, while under 3 symptoms means that you are right on this topic. However, if you suspect, you can consult a doctor.