Effects of low cortisol levels include fatigue, muscle weakness, poor appetite, weight loss and abdominal pain. Cortisol, an adrenal hormone that affects almost every cell and organ in the body, is responsible for helpin... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

When the adrenal glands do not secrete sufficient amounts of cortisol, it can lead to Addison's disease, states MedicineNet. Cortisol is a hormone that has many different functions in the body, such as regulating both bl... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The normal cortisol value for both adults and children is 5 to 23 micrograms per deciliter in the morning or 3 to 16 micrograms per deciliter in the afternoon, according to WebMD. The normal cortisol value for a newborn ... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels
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