Cortisol is a vital hormone produced by the adrenal glands that plays a crucial role in the body's stress response and various physiological functions.
A healthy cortisol curve typically looks like this:
However, when individuals are exposed to chronic stressors daily, the cortisol curve can be disrupted, leading to cortisol imbalances. Prolonged stress, whether due to work pressures, emotional challenges, or lifestyle factors, can result in the following scenarios:
Addressing cortisol imbalances involves adopting a comprehensive approach to stress management and overall well-being.
Strategies may include:
If you suspect cortisol imbalances or experience persistent stress-related symptoms, book an appointment with Naturopathic + Functional Medicine Doctor, Dr. Jamie Ahn. She will assess your individual situation and develop a personalized plan to optimize cortisol levels and restore balance in your body's stress response.
Dr. Jamie Ahn is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician based in Norwalk, Connecticut.