Chronic stress increases the adrenal output of glucocorticoids, including cortisol. Chronic stress and excess cortisol levels can lead to alterations in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, leading to: (1) neurotransmitter imbalances, especially serotonin and dopamine, (2) imbalances in glucose and insulin levels, (3) reduced levels and activity of thyroid hormones, (4) impaired immunity, (5) imbalances in sex hormones, and (6) increases in catecholamines.
With elevations in cortisol, serotonin levels drop, leading to mood changes and nervousness. As serotonin goes down, sleep patterns are altered. The shift in sleep and serotonin levels can lead to chronic craving for comfort foods, usually foods that are high in carbohydrates and sugars (like chocolate, chips, and ice cream). Thyroid hormone levels also can become imbalanced, reducing energy levels and slowing metabolism. Thyroid hormones help regulate insulin and also signal the liver to increase the breakdown of cholesterol. When thyroid hormones are low, carbohydrates and fats are stored as body fat.
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