Hypercortisolism is a metabolic imbalance characterized by excessive levels of cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone and if you experience too much stress over an extended period of time, your cortisol levels can become chronically elevated and you will then have hypercortisolism.
While cortisol is a hormone vital to your health, in excess, cortisol can lead to all sorts of metabolic problems including high blood pressure, high blood sugars (diabetes), osteoporosis, muscle wasting, depression, thyroid disease, dementia, fatigue, constipation, fibromylagia, low sex hormone levels, cancer and many more.
Hypercortisolism is also known as adrenal stress and adrenal overload. Many people that are suffering from hypercortisolism erroneously believe that they have adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue actually may occur after years (or decades) of hypercortisolism when your adrenal glands eventually fatigue (become tired) after working for too hard, too long.
The most important treatment for hypercortisolism is to identify and eliminate the stressors that are causing your adrenal glands to over secrete cortisol in the first place. At MDWellness we concentrate on managing Hypercortisolism with natural treatment. Contact us for a consultation today.