Re: lab reports and cortisol levels
No, I don't think so....Meep might know better....As far as I know and what I've been told by my doc regarding my own Cortisol levels was that Cortisol rises in response to Adrenaline. Adrenaline is the fire and Cortisol is the Fire Extinguisher so to speak. When you totally stress out, your adrenals do get fatigued from pumping out so much adrenaline but I believe the problems arise from those high cortisol levels all the time.
My doc told me specifically, that cortisol is made by using some fixed components in the body....when that number is always high, your body is being robbed of ingredients it needs for other purposes, like in my case, its testosterone. My doc said my test was extremely low because my high cortisol is burning up all the needed ingredients to make testosterone. I guess they use the same stuff to make the 2 hormones. I think it is that reason that you feel fried and dumpy with adrenal fatigue....due to the other things that are not being nourished properly but I may be wrong on my assumption. The doctor did tell me my testosterone was being robbed (in essence) by my cortisol levels though.
Last edited by hypodude; 11-24-2004 at 11:49 AM.