HPA Axis Dysfunction: Genes and Environment

Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands in times of stress, and it also plays many roles in your normal bodily functions. It is a multi-purpose hormone that needs to be in the right amount (not too high, not too low) and at the right time. Your genes play a big role in how likely you are to have problems with cortisol.
HPA Axis Dysfunction:
The problems with cortisol come when levels are chronically elevated - or chronically low. There are two conditions of extreme cortisol dysreg...


 

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