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Positive Effects Negative Effects
Cortisol:
·Raised glucose & hormones (ACTH
·Helps with LT stress ­keeps steady & adrenaline)
supply of fuel.
·Body using up resources (body on
·Reverses initial stress response and red alert)
balances bodily systems .
·Glucocorticoids' anti-inflammatory
Cortisol & other glucocorticoids: action slows wound healing
·Conserve glucose for neurons. ·Glucocorticoids suppress immune
system, giving rise to diseases.
·Raise or stabilise blood sugar
·Raised cortisol interferes with levels
·Get protein reserves ready for use of noradrenaline, implicated in
depression.
·Conserve salts & water…read more

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