Don't stress! I'm the hormone cortisol (aka CORT or B). I can boost your energy so you can handle stress and I restore balance afterward.
I can also increase blood sugar ;)
I have a HUGE test on Monday and I don't understand what we're doing!
I am so stressed!
Cortisol works through your whole body. When too much cortisol is produced, it can lead to rapid weight gain like your roommate. When too little cortisol is produced, you can have a loss of appetite and weight.
My roommate had the same problem but she gained weight. I have a loss of appetite and weight.
Wow I feel so much better! Thanks cortisol!
No problem! It's my job to be the body's main stress hormone.