Dr. Legato shares what symptoms in females may indicate high cortisol hormone levels.
I think chronic fatigue, a sense of loss of enjoyment of life should be looked at by a primary care physician to see whether or not there is any evidence that the adrenal gland, which combats stress in us and maintains our salt and water metabolism and our sugar metabolism, is all in order. So I think an elevated blood sugar might be a signal that there is too much cortisol, and high blood pressure is another indication that there might be too much cortisol circulating.
About Dr. Legato:
Dr. Marianne J. Legato is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer and specialist in women's health. She is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Founder and Director of the Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia University. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Legato founded the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia University in 1997. It is the first collaboration between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. Dr. Legato has received many awards for her leadership role in women's health.
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