Menopause Symptoms - Cortisol

Why do our Cortisol levels increase during menopause?

Cortisol levels increase during menopause for a number of reasons. When we experience stress our body becomes primed for attack. The adrenal glands produce cortisol and adrenaline instead of estrogen and progesterone. This makes us predisposed to an increase intra- abdominal fat, lowering of hormonal health and at risk of a disruption to our emotional wellbeing.

Top tips to reduce Cortisol level:

  • Get the right amount of sleep

  • Exercise intelligently so as not to release cortisol

  • Recognise stress.

  • Have more fun

  • Maintain healthy relationships

  • Buy a pet!

  • Self care