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

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 cortisol deficiency include weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure and darkening of the skin. Cortisol deficiency symptoms often begin gradually. Many sufferers are unaware of the condition... More » Health Pain & Symptoms
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