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What Role Does Cortisol Play In A Woman's Body? - Dr. Emdur (VIDEO)

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Dr. Emdur shares the role of cortisol within in a woman's body.

Dr. Emdur:
Cortisol is an extremely important hormone. It is part of our flight and fight mechanism. It helps us fight infection. It helps us with wound healing. It helps balancing our blood sugars from a day-to-day level and, you know, you really can’t survive without your cortisol level.

If you go back ten thousand years ago when you were on the plane, an Indian on the planes of America and you were about to go through a period of starvation that’s the cortisol levels would rise and that would be signal for your body to start storing everything that you eat in fat so you could survive the period of famine.

You know, you advanced ten thousand years forward and now everybody’s cortisol levels are high since we have problems with our relationships, we can’t pay our mortgages, we have all this food available, and what happens, all this, everything we eat goes as extra fat in our mid-section into our arteries and is very deleterious to our health.

About Dr. Emdur, D.O, Ph.D.:
Dr. Emdur is a board certified Internist/Pulmonologist (American Board Of Internal Medicine) and recognized by his peers as a Diplomate in the American College of Chest Physicians since 1996. He did his medicine and pulmonary training at the Cleveland Clinic (1979-1984) and has practiced both hospital based and office based pulmonary medicine in San Diego since 1984. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh (1975) an MBA from California State University (1998) and is board certified as a Diplomate and Advanced Fellow in anti-aging medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He also is a clinical faculty member at Western University of Health Science in California where he teaches medical students.

Visit Dr. Emdur at Alvarado Hospital