Stress Hormone Balance
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Stress Hormone Balance: Navigating the Path to Well-Being

Published On: June 15, 2024Categories: Health & Fitness

by Dr. Jennifer L. Weinberg MD, MPH, MBE

When faced with a real or perceived threat or stressor, your body releases cortisol and adrenaline as critical mediators of the stress response. These stress hormones are key actors helping to mobilize resources, sharpen focus, and prepare for action.

In addition to helping you cope with stress, cortisol and adrenaline influence mood, cognition, and overall well-being. However, an excess or deficiency in these hormones can throw your physiological equilibrium out of balance, paving the way for a cascade of health issues.

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