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Demystifying Cortisol: The role of women in stress and health.

Hello, Hello...!!!!! When stress arises, you hear about cortisol, which is known as the "stress hormone", but apparently, it has been the subject of many erroneous beliefs. That's why, in this blog I will talk about the facts and myths of this hormone, explore the truth behind this perception and understand the role of cortisol in women's health.

There is a common idea that women produce more cortisol than men due to the fact that they are more emotional and have more daily responsibilities.

Why is it believed that women produce more cortisol?

Although there is evidence that women may have slightly higher cortisol levels on average, this does not mean that they are more emotional than men.

The reasons behind this phenomenon are complex, and are related to various biological, lifestyle and social factors.

Biological factors: Women's bodies produce more of the hormone progesterone, which can increase cortisol levels. In addition, the female brain's sensitivity to stress may contribute to higher cortisol levels at certain times.

Lifestyle factors: Women often face stressful situations related to childcare, domestic responsibilities and discrimination in the workplace. This chronic stress can impact cortisol production and lead to higher levels over time.

Social factors: they are more likely to express their emotions, which may lead them to be perceived as more emotional than men. However, this does not mean that they experience more emotions, but rather that they are more likely to express them openly.

While cortisol is fundamental to the stress response, chronically elevated levels can have negative health consequences. Excess cortisol has been associated with sleep problems, weight gain, immune system deterioration and emotional disturbances.

But most importantly, we need to manage our cortisol levels: It is essential that women take care of their well-being and learn how to manage their cortisol levels in a healthy way. I will give you some tips to apply to your life:

· Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

· Maintain a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

· Prioritize self-care and seek emotional support when necessary.

· Keep organization in mind, it is vital to keep under control all the daily activities involved in being a woman.

Therefore, the belief that women produce more cortisol as a result of being more emotional is just a myth.

But it is true, that cortisol levels are influenced by multiple biological, lifestyle and social factors. It is important for women to understand the role of cortisol in their health and learn how to manage stress effectively in order to live a full and healthy life.

If you want to know how cortisol is affecting your health, visit a health professional to get tested and become aware so you can make changes in your life. Remember to always decide for your health.

Bye Bye.



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