Measuring cortisol levels can support depression and anxiety treatments

Inme Health
Apr 26, 2018 · 4 min read

The development of technology combined with the expanding understanding of mental and physical health creates ever-growing possibilities and new ways to support our well-being.

The level of stress hormone tells us many stories

A healthy cortisol production follows a declining curve, where cortisol is at its highest when we wake up, and lowest in the night when we’re sleeping. Besides, we get occasional cortisol peaks depending on what we do — an intense workout or a stressful situation can trigger our brain to signal adrenal glands to produce more cortisol.

Cortisol as an indicator of depression and anxiety

When it comes to depression and anxiety, the level of cortisol is often heightened, or the daily cortisol production is unbalanced.

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Self-monitoring and follow-up

When people can measure their cortisol levels at home with the help of their smartphones, both diagnosing and following up the effectiveness of treatments will get more accurate. Seeing the results of the actions in one’s cortisol levels can be encouraging and motivating, pushing the patient to continue the favorable path.

Measuring our hormones will be a huge advantage in preventing, diagnosing, and treating various health issues — as well as maintaining one’s good health.



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Inspiring stories about stress management, self-improvement, health technology, and the future of health.

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