Endocrine outcome

Cortisol

Known as the stress hormone, cortisol is a steroid hormone, in the glucocorticoid class of hormones. When used as a medication, it is known as hydrocortisone.

It is produced in humans by the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex within the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress and low blood-glucose concentration. It functions to increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis, to suppress the immune system, and to aid in the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. It also decreases bone formation

Endocrine
6 causes

Related to Cortisol

How To Improve Cortisol: Techniques & Factors

FactorsEffectEvidenceStudies

Coffee (Caffeine) Beverage risk & protective factor

Strong Increase

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Ashwagandha Herb risk & protective factor

Notable Decrease

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Bananas Nutrition risk & protective factor
Bananas
Nutrition

Notable Decrease

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Black Tea Beverage risk & protective factor
Black Tea
Beverage

Notable Decrease

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Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Strong Decrease

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Brain outcome

Strong Increase

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Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Fatigue
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Strong Increase

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Singing Selfcare risk & protective factor
Singing
Selfcare

Strong Decrease

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Cortisol outcomes

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Strong Increase

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Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Obesity
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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Stroke Brain outcome
Stroke
Brain

Strong Increase

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Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Increase

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Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Cardiovascular ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Increase

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Hyperinsulinemia Lymphatic outcome

Strong Increase

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Blood Sugar - Hyperglycemia Lymphatic outcome

Strong Increase

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Insulin Resistance Lymphatic outcome

Strong Increase

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Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Fatigue
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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