Author Topic: Medical ways to reduce cortisol?  (Read 2090 times)

BoneBroth

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Re: Medical ways to reduce cortisol?
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2019, 03:02:12 PM »
The cortisol issue is very tricky. Cortisol is needed to combat the POIS induced inflammation, but healthy adrenals never secrete cortisol by itself. Hight cortisol without protective hormones can cause symptoms that many people are having here (me included). However, cortisol is not really the bad guy - without it the POIS situation might be even worse, the inflammation could last longer. So whats the problem? I can think of three:

1. Due to frequent POIS/cortisol secretion cortisol receptors are over stimulated (cortisol don't work! inflammation lasts longer, more free cortisol are beeing produced).
2. Too low cortisol production due to worn out adrenals could make inflammation last longer.
3. Because of the "Prenelone steal" (google it) not enought other balancing hormones are produced. According to Nanna1's "Egyptian engineer - Published Case Study (2016)" the cortisol was hight 11,2 (reference values 2-15) and DHEA was low 86 (reference 80-560). Testosterone was low as well 4,11 (reference 2,4-8,3). According to Dr Thierry Hertoghe when the adrenals secrete cortisol they are also secreting DHEA and other balancing hormones in equal amounts to balance cortisols negative effects. Due to frequent POIS periods prednelone is beeing "stealed" to make cortisol instead of making DHEA, testosterone and other protecting hormones. Cortisol wreak havoc by itself! And that can explain why some people get better by eating eggs - the raw materials (cholesterol) for making prednelone. And when people got better from meditation, it might be because meditation heals the adrenals so they can secrete DHEA and protective hormones again. The cortisol levels remains the same, it has to to combat the inflammation.

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Re: Medical ways to reduce cortisol?
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2019, 02:55:43 AM »
What do you think of the statement below, would you describe it as making sense based on your understanding? Do you think it's accurate?

"After ejaculation, cortisol in normal people goes up, while for us POISers, it goes DOWN."

Please let me know, I really want to understand if this is true or not in order to evaluate if a hypothesis I have now is plausible.

Cortisol changes dynamically throughout the day. I've measured mine in the morning once and it was within normal range; the question is how it changes with ejaculation. I read here posts by people who want to reduce their cortisol - but couldn't it be that the problem is that for us it actually goes down with ejaculation rather than up?

BoneBroth

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Re: Medical ways to reduce cortisol?
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2019, 08:52:40 AM »
Perhaps some more clues here: https://trmorrisnd.com/2017/03/15/adrenal-fatigue/
I strongly believe that we should look mor einto the interaction between cortisol and other hormones like aldosterone, testosterone and prolactin (prolactin is excreted in higher levels upon orgasm).
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Re: Medical ways to reduce cortisol?
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2019, 04:11:47 PM »
Is it possible that using a lot of antibiotics can cause problems with the adrenal glands? My immunologist was curious why I have low testosterone. Because I have high cortisol maybe the adrenal glands are in overdrive and not able to produce enough testosterone? I read that high cortisol can cause hot flashes.

The PS-100 did not do much.

I've tried various forms of PS-100 in the past years. Only the sunflower softgel version has the effect of reducing cortisol (it makes me sleep through the night like a teenager)


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Re: Medical ways to reduce cortisol?
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2019, 04:13:00 PM »
For me, the effect of a single-dose PS100 lasts about 5-6 hrs.

And you want cortisol level to be high in the morning.

so I only take it before sleep as needed.