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Posted by: kimmym | 2007/02/28

cortisol and appetitie

do high levels of cortisol increase appetite? any tips?

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Dear Kimmym
Cortisol and most other corticosteroids do increase appetite and can cause weight gain. You don't mention why your cortisol levels are increased (medication? stress? excessive exercise?), so all I can suggest is that you either discuss this problem with the dr who is treating your with cortisone, or see a psychologist to help you to learn relaxing techniques, or use a carbohydrate drink to lower cortisol levels if you exercise too intensively.
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DietDoc

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