Optimal Result: 23.27 - 50.88 µg/g creatinine.

Cortisone is a pregnane steroid hormone closely related to cortisol. It is one of the main hormones released by the adrenal gland in response to stress. Cortisone suppresses the immune system, thus reducing inflammation and attendant pain and swelling at the site of the injury.

Cortisone, a glucocorticoid, and epinephrine (adrenaline) are the main substances released by the body as a reaction to stress. They elevate blood pressure and prepare the body for a fight or flight response. Cortisone also prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

What does it mean if your Total Cortisone result is too high?

Under stress situations the adrenal glands normally respond by increasing cortisone output.

While a high cortisone is a normal and healthy response to an acute stressor, high cortisone caused by a persistent stressor can lead to multiple dysfunctions and disease. Elevated cortisone is usually caused by different types of stressors (emotional, physical-(e.g. excessive exercise, injury, surgery), chemical-(e.g. environmental pollutants, medications), inflammations-(e.g. cancer, metabolic syndrome), pathogens-(e.g. bacterial, fungal, viral infections).

Typical acute symptoms/signs of high cortisone can include anxiety, nervous-irritability, self-perceived stress, sleep disturbances. More chronic elevated cortisone is commonly associated with the same symptoms seen with acutely high cortisone but also include memory problems, depression, loss of muscle mass, and weight gain in the waist. Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome are also a consequence and cause of elevated cortisone, as are the diseases of aging such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and bone loss. When cortisone remains high these symptoms/conditions/syndromes/diseases progressively become more problematic over time.

10 000+ happy clients
100% satisfaction
★★★★★ customer support

Understand blood, stool, and urine medical results from your labs.

Get 10% off your plan.

Use promocode

Advanced Plan personal plan

  • Yearly subscription
  • Instant interpretation
  • We upload five reports for you
  • Use the free self-upload form
  • 2500+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Online support
  • Cancel anytime

Own It For Life premium personal plan

  • No subscription
  • Unlimited access
  • Unlimited storage
  • Instant interpretations
  • We upload ten reports for you
  • Use the free self-upload form
  • 2500+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Dedicated support

Pro Plan for health professionals

  • Track multiple clients results
  • No setup fees
  • No hidden costs
  • Cancel anytime
  • Instant interpretations
  • Use the free template forms
  • 2500+ biomarkers explained
  • Additional team member $25
  • Personal training and support

Healthmatters.io software for professional use.

Welcome to Healthmatters Pro.

Save time on interpreting lab results with the largest database of biomarkers online. In-depth research on any test at your fingertips, all stored and tracked in one place.

Learn More

We implement proven measures to keep your data safe.

At HealthMatters, we're committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of your personal information. We've put industry-leading security standards in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. We use procedural, physical, and electronic security methods designed to prevent unauthorized people from getting access to this information. Our internal code of conduct adds additional privacy protection. All data is backed up multiple times a day and encrypted using SSL certificates. See our Privacy Policy for more details.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). HIPAA compliance for healthcare professionals

Understand Your Lab Result Now

  • Instant interpretation
  • 2500+ biomarkers explained
  • Science-based recommendations
  • Online support
  • Secure and private portal

Get 10% off with promocode: