Symptoms, conditions and causes

What is cortisol resistance?

Insulin resistance is a prediabetic state. Any time there is a resistance situation, you have a hormone that’s not going into the cells properly. The receptor that is supposed to receive the hormone is resistive, and it’s blocking the hormone from going in. With this situation, you can have a lot of the hormone in the body, but you’re not getting the effect of the hormone. You can actually have symptoms of too much of the hormone and a deficiency of the hormone at the same time. 

Cortisol is a stress hormone. It counters and deals with stress. When you have stress over a long period of time, the receptor that’s supposed to receive that hormone starts to block it. 

Symptoms of high cortisol:

• Belly fat 

• High blood pressure

• Poor sleep 

• Loss of protein

• High cholesterol

• Low vitamin D levels 

• Acid reflux

• Ulcers 

Symptoms of low cortisol:

• Inflammation 

• Immune issues 

• Allergies

• Asthma 

• Memory problems 

• Stress

With insulin resistance, the cells aren’t getting insulin. Insulin drives nutrition and fuel into the cells. So basically, the cells are starving. 

Symptoms of high insulin:

• Increased thirst 

• Increased urination

• Dry mouth 

• Belly fat 

• High blood pressure 

• Inflammation 

• Tiredness

• Memory problems 

Symptoms of low insulin:

• Irritability 

• Impatience 

• Lightheadedness 

• Sweet cravings 

• Hunger

• Headaches 

• Anger 

• Weakness 

Last updated: Jul 31, 2023 14:13 PM