Happy #medicalmonday fam! today’s topic is cortisol levels. did you know..
1. cortisol is a steroid hormone made by your adrenal glands. it helps your body respond to stress, regulate blood sugar, and fight infections. if your cortisol levels are too high or too low, you may have a condition that needs treatment.
2. signs of elevated cortisol levels include: severe fatigue, muscle weakness, depression, anxiety and irritability, loss of emotional control, cognitive difficulties, new or worsened high blood pressure, and headache. if untreated this can turn in to cushing’s syndrome.
3. low cortisol levels can turn in to addison’s disease and symptoms include: extreme fatigue, weight loss and decreased appetite, darkening of your skin (hyperpigmentation), low blood pressure, even fainting, salt craving, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), nausea, diarrhea or vomiting and abdominal pain.
4. lowering cortisol levels include lifestyle management: adequate sleep, lowering stress, no caffeine at night, adequate sleep, adequate exercise. raising cortisol levels also require lifestyle changes as mentioned above with the additional of cortisol supplementation via o**l or injections.
hope you guys have amazing week ahead of you! love always, your favorite sicu nurse 💔
It’s now been 8 months as a working registered float pool nurse. everyday i come to work and i learn something new. i cannot say i save lives everyday ... but i know i do make a difference by giving the best possible patient care i can. i truly do love my job, and i’m very excited to see where the future takes me 😊💉🏥 #rn#nursebri#nightshift
Da wäre ich grade lieber in meinem bett 🙈😴 #nightshift#instagirls#fitness#fit#gymgirls#fitnessmotivation#gymwarrior#beast#bodybuilding#bodybuildingnation#paleo#keto#picoftheday#weekend#happy#instagood#gods#pray#thankful#happy#slepping#needmybed#lovelife 😴💯
Just over here tryna make scrubleisure a thing.
yea, i’m not a trendsetter i know. girl gotta try.
anyways, hope you all have a fantastic friday. gym time then heading to the movies with my love. he’s dragging me to see the new halloween movie though i tried to fight for venom. i’m all about those superhero movies, you know? which one would you rather see?
io sfido chiunque a trovare un luogo, che offra questi dipinti a cielo aperto... 😍
non c'e il benché minimo filtro; non ne hi bisogno. sei bella così, di natura... 🌲
castel sant'angelo per me, è come castelvecchio a verona, come la faggeta a viterbo.. o come ilvaticano per i cattolici. ergo, mi toglie il respiro...🙊
li mortacci quanto t'amo... ❤
Step no1 and step no2764268. sometimes i wonder, should i keep my drawings more rough? does this drawing look like a monk? why people think it is a monk? or a self-portrait? can fish swim backwards? will it be raining tomorrow? why did i drink so much mate today?