We see so many people in the practice that complain about steeds and the effects it has on their life. I tell patients it really does not matter if it is good or bad it is still stress and will cause a change in their cortisol levels. Your body does not care that the cortisol became elevated because you just won the lottery or someone died in your family, it will still release cortisol.
The problems typically occur when the stress is not a short term issue. As you continue to release cortisol in excess over time, your brain basically will tell your adrenal glands to stop producing as much . We then see patients that are severely fatigued, have gained weight , and have very poor recovery mechanisms.
Through proper supplementation, rest, nutrition, stress management techniques, and bioidentical hormones, if needed, we can usually recover patients very well