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  • Cortisol is a glucocorticoid (steroid hormone) produced from cholesterol within the adrenal glands.
  • This hormone helps the body respond to situations that cause acute stress by reducing pain, inflammation, brain fog, tremors, etc. when released into the bloodstream.
  • Microdose Therapy™ is patient self-administration of cortisol that helps lower swelling and pain for those suffering from various pain and inflammation conditions.

What is Cortisol?

Cortisol is a hormone that regulates a number of bodily functions, including your metabolism and immune response. Dependent upon your body’s need for the hormone, cortisol can control your blood sugar, influence memory formation, regulate blood pressure or act as an anti-inflammatory. In regards to the last-mentioned item, cortisol can help reduce inflammation, which in turn may reduce pain, for certain diseases like arthritis, fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s disease.

How Can Cortisol Help My Chronic Pain?

Healthy individuals maintain a safe range of cortisol in their blood. For those with certain inflammation and pain conditions, the first thing to consider is whether or not a possible cortisol-related issue is present. Some factors may include:

  1. The body not producing the extra cortisol it needs during stress
  2. The body produces too little cortisol to maintain the safe operating range
  3. The body produces too much cortisol, exceeding the safe operation range.

If the body does not produce the cortisol needed during stress, certain symptoms may become present like fatigue, pain, swelling, tremors, numbness, tingling, brain fog, impaired movements and headaches. Cortisol produced in appropriate quantities may help reduce inflammation, thus decreasing pain—even chronic pain.

What is Microdose Therapy™?

Microdose Therapy™ is patient self-administration of cortisol that may help reduce inflammation and pain. This therapy is built upon the finding that extra cortisol is not made during periods of stress for those with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Patients utilizing Microdose Therapy™ are taught to take cortisol tablets only when needed so the likelihood of an over-dosage becomes very minimal. Nevertheless, it’s important patients taking Microdose Therapy™ communicate with their physician and patient education nurse to discuss any problems that arise. Call 1-877-322-3685 today to speak to a Helen Foundation representative about starting your Microdose Therapy™ regimen.

Dr. Virgil Stenberg of Helen Foundation developed Microdose Therapy™ to help those suffering from various inflammation diseases and debilitating conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Stenberg has helped thousands of patients reduce their pain, swelling, fatigue and immobility with Microdose Therapy™. For more information on Microdose Therapy™, or to schedule a consultation, please call 877-322-3685 or visit our “Contact Us” page. We look forward to hearing from you!

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.