Prolonged elevation of cortisol can cause weight gain and fatty tissue deposits around the midsection, upper back, face, and between the shoulders, explains Mayo Clinic. Other symptoms include pink or purple stretch mark... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Symptoms of low cortisol include nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, fever and joint pain, states Healthline. Other symptoms of low cortisol are loss of appetite, dramatic changes in blood pressure, weakness, chills and fa... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Some conditions that have been linked to high cortisol levels are a weakened immune system, abdominal obesity, hypertension and hyperglycemia, according to an article published by the University of New Mexico. Prolonged ... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms
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