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Stress and Its Connection to Cortisol

Stress is defined as "what you feel when life's demands exceed your ability to meet those demands".  When we encounter temporary stress (physical, mental, or emotional), our cortisol levels rise, and then appropriately fall.  However, if we experience chronic or long-term stress, and we are unable to reduce those stressors, then our cortisol levels stay constantly elevated above normal levels. Examples of o ...

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