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Test recommendations are for information only.  Serious and/or chronic symptoms should be thoroughly investigated by a qualified medical professional.

stress

Stress stimulates the production of cortisol (a stress hormone), which helps prepare the body for a 'fight or flight' response to a physical or emotional stressor.  However, chronic stress can contribute to a variety of health problems including:  impaired immune and endocrine system function, memory problems, cardiovascular problems and depression.