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adrenal gland disorders congenital adrenal hyperplasia

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Gene Mutation: A mutated form of the enzyme blocks the normal production of adrenal hormoes and causes excess production of male sex hormones on both male and female ... Read More

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Adrenal hyperplasia: The commonest type of congenital adrenal hyperplasia is caused by deficiency of 21 hydroxylase, classical type presents at birth, but non classical ma ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: It is a collection of genetic conditions that limit your adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones. In most cases of congenital adrenal h ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Genetic testing: Congenital adrenal hyprplasis is an inherited disorder. Genetic screening can detect persons with the abnormal gene. Prenatal diagnosis can be made. ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Enzyme defeciency: This disease results from deficiency of an enzyme, 21 hydroxylase, that is essential for synthesis of adrenal hormones. Block in the synthesis of gluc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Enzyme deficiency: Deficiency of 21 hydroxylase enzyme needed for synthesis of gluco- and mineralo-corticoids causes excessive production of sex hormones, mainly male se ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Male or Female?: This would depend on the age and sex of the patient in addition to the degree of severity. If cortisol response is normal and a male is affected, ofte ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See Below: There are no physical characteristics associated with cah.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Symptoms only: Pcos and nccah have pretty much the same symptoms; irregular cycles and symptoms of too much male hormone. Cah however is caused by a missing enzyme a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Cong adrenal hyper: Yes. see your physician. Wikipedia and uptodate.com are good reads for this. There are several kinds of this as well.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Could: ACTH producing pituitary adenoma may cause psychiatric symptoms due to elevation of steroids. A large adenoma may impinge on brain structure and cause ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
It can be.: One cause of adrenal insufficiency, addison's disease, is an auto-immune disorder. The immune system mistakenly makes antibodies targeting one or mor ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Sometimes: Cushing disease occurs when the pituitary gland produces a substance that causes both adrenal glands to secrete too much cortisol. This excess corti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes and no: Most adrenal adenomas are nonfunctioning. However if an adenoma is functioning, i.e. Secreting excess of hormone, it will not usually stop functionin ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes: A pituitary tumor may lead to severe weakness with depression. But you will be fine a tumor of this kind is treatable and most often curable.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Addison's disease: Your history says you have addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), which is not the same as congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Addison's disease can d ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: Should there be loss of adrenocortical function, steroid replacement is advocated to rebuild the normal stamina.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Adrenal cortex: The adrenal cortex makes lots of hormones. Very important are cortisol and aldosterone which help maintain life and salt balance. Addison's disease is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Falkoff
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Adrenal: Enlargement of the adrenal gland. Small gland that sits on top of kidneys.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: There are two part of the adrenal gland and each has different types of cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adrena ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not really: Addison's disease is adrenal cortical failure due to injury, ablation or autoimmune disorders of adrenal gland or pituitary gland under-production of ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Infection: Classically infection, or chronic use of steroids that suppress the normal function of the adrenal glands.

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