I’m Stressed!

So I’ll keep this short and sweet: If you are feeling stressed and have been, for say more than a week, I would recommend that you schedule to have your Cortisol levels checked. It’s very affordable – 45 bucks – and can actually help relieve some of your stress to begin with. You will be able to figure out if any of these symptoms below are actually due to abnormal Cortisol levels and not just because you have a 20 page report due in two weeks, your car broke down, your job sucks and you can’t seem to sleep – but enough about my stress – here are some of the symptoms you’ll want to keep an eye out for:

  • Weight gain, particularly around your midsection and upper back
  • Rounding of your face (moon face)
  • Fatty pad or hump between your shoulders (buffalo hump)
  • Weight loss and decreased appetite
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Facial flushing
  • Slow healing of sores and infections
  • Depression, anxiety, irritability, and/or loss of emotional control
  • New or worsened high blood pressure
  • Cravings for salt
  • Irregular or absent menstrual periods in females
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Trouble getting or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction also known as ED)

If you have been experiencing any of these – click here and you on one step closer to relieving some of that stress.