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Depression Linked to Cortisol
Scientists at the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital recently discovered that long-term exposure to stress hormones may be the cause of some symptoms of depression. Researchers wanted to determine the exact nature of the long-recognized link between high cortisol levels and depression. Cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress, increases blood pressure and blood sugar, preparing the body to deal with a stressor.
Yes, stress is contagious. That’s why the American Stress Institutewww.stress.org has recently labeled stress America's # 1 health problem. And for good reason, what with impending war, an uncertain economy, the G-forces of social change, job insecurity . . . it’s no surprise that both a Roper Poll and the federal government's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.htmlfound that most Americans felt "seriously stressed" at least once a week.
Stress is a major problem
To be sure, hundreds of credible studies have linked stress to cancer, heart attacks, compromised immune systems, high blood pressure, migraines, blood clots, back pain, muscle deterioration, digestive disorder, and sundry other behaviors like spousal and child abuse. The American Psychological Assn. (www.apa.org/) reports that workplace assaults as a consequence of "desk rage" now number in the tens of thousands. One study involving 774 men published last year in Health Psychology found that hostility and deep pessimism were worse on our hearts, get this, than smoking, drinking, or even being fat!
What is stress?
Stress, as commonly defined is an unnatural result of the very natural fight-flight adaptability of our ancient progenitors. And what that means is that once upon a time we humans needed to produce an over abundance of a cocktail of hormones to help us hype up like action heroes just before, say . . . killing a mastodon, or maybe beating a hungry saber-toothed tiger back to the family cave. The trouble is that today any number of stressful incidents can trigger the same chemical jolt.
Only “civilized” society has, for good reason, oodles of assault and battery laws about assassinating the neighbor’s obnoxious dog—and or, stalking and slaying his owner because he refuses to do something about it. So, maybe we spend our time complaining to our wives, husbands, cops, friends, lawyers, or perhaps just biting our tongues and stewing in our proverbial juice . . .whatever the case may be, the juice we’re stewing in is called cortisol. And cortisol kills.
To prove that point, a group of scientists forced a unfortunate deer to live in close proximity to a ferocious tiger with no obvious chance of escape. The deer withered and died, his muscles so marinated in cortisol that they just broke down.
Now, if you ever felt like a deer, (or a dear) caged with a tiger yourself, you wouldn’t be alone. According to UCLA biologist Jay Phelan, the chemical reactions of stress passes through the human population the way a shiver of fear shoots through a herd of grazing animals: "You can see it in the natural world: it's an extended warning system. Animals exquisitely attuned to the stress level of their fellow creatures protect themselves without actually having to see the source of danger.”
For more detailed information on the physiological response of stress in the body, click on the Cortisol link. Designed by one of the leading endocrinologists in America today, Vigorex is a liposomally based, transdermal cream designed to normalized cortisol and adrenal recovery during stress.
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