3 Surprising Hidden Causes Of Inflammation Revealed by Dr.Berg

1. Cortisol – It is an adrenal hormone and it is supposed to stop inflammation or inhibit inflammatory conditions. Symptoms of high cortisol: • Belly fat • Major inflammation throughout the body • Sleep problems • High blood pressure • Gastric acidity / heartburn • Lowered immune system • Excessive thoughts • Low tolerance to stress There is a condition called cortisol resistance in which the receptor for cortisol is downgraded – which means it doesn’t receive that well anymore. When you have too much cortisol, it can produce a state where you get a lot of chronic inflammation because you developed the resistance.