17th October 2019


What are the symptoms of excess cortisol?

Other signs and symptoms include:
  • Severe fatigue.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Depression, anxiety and irritability.
  • Loss of emotional control.
  • Cognitive difficulties.
  • New or worsened high blood pressure.
  • Headache.
  • Bone loss, leading to fractures over time.

Considering this, can high levels of cortisol be treated?

Treatment will depend on the cause. Your doctor may prescribe a medication to help. Some medications decrease cortisol production in the adrenal glands or decrease ACTH production in the pituitary gland. Your doctor may also recommend radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

What is a cortisol blocker?

Cortisol is a hormone, sometimes called the stress hormone. Its main job is to help your body function well in times of stress. Cortisol blockers can be effective in treating high cortisol level disorders, such as Cushing's syndrome.

What are the symptoms of high cortisol levels?

Listed below are some commonly reported symptoms caused by high cortisol:
  • Rapid weight gain.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Mood swings, anxiety and depression.
  • Impaired cognitive function (fuzzy brain)
  • Dampened thyroid function.
  • Blood sugar imbalances.
  • Poor sleep.
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