Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisol blood tests are used to assess stress levels and help diagnose Cushing syndrome and Addison disease which are both adrenal disorders.
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Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It plays vital roles in the body, such as, immunity, regulating blood pressure and releasing insulin for blood sugar maintenance. High levels of cortisol can lead to rapid weight gain, excessive body hair in women, and loss of libido and erectile dysfunction in men.