Stress Test

by Thorne

Your 24-hour cortisol pattern and your DHEA level determine whether your stress response is healthy. Depending on your results, you could be experiencing some of these symptoms:

Effects of stress on your body include:

  • Headache

  • Muscle tension or pain

  • Chest pain

  • Fatigue

  • Change in sex drive

  • Upset stomach

  • Sleep problems

Effects of stress on your mood include:

  • Anxiety

  • Restlessness

  • Lack of motivation or focus

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Irritability or anger

  • Sadness or depression

Effects of stress on your behavior include:

  • Overeating or undereating

  • Angry outbursts

  • Drug or alcohol abuse

  • Tobacco use

  • Social withdrawal

  • Exercising less often

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