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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Low adrenal function: The adrenal glands make a number of different hormones, most importantly cortisol. When a person's adrenals cannot make normal amounts of cortisol, t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Multiple causes: Infections of the gland by bacteria, including meningococcus and tb, metastatic tumors and primary tumors of adrenals, metabolic disorders, e.g., cong ... 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Low cortisol : It generally means acute (recent) drop in adrenal gland hormonal production namely cortisol, a very important and life sustaining steroid. There are m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
HRT: Hormone replacement: Hydrocortisone (some use Prednisone or dexamethasone) possibly Fludrocortisone in addition. These are given orally to replace the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: http://endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/addison/addison.aspx Pease visit the web address given above as the issue is too complicated to answer in 400 cha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Adrenal cortex loss: Hi. Adrenal deficiency refers to Addison's disease, primary adrenal cortical failure, where the body is deficient in two vital adrenal cortical steroi ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Stimulation Test: Cortisol levels vary widely between individuals, and by time of day and are affected by illness. So random levels may not be helpful. A stimulation ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Meds: It depends on where the problem is. If the adrenal insufficiency is caused by a pituitary dysfunction, then the treatment is steroid (hydrocortisone, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Many: Fatigue, muscle weakness, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure.
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