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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Obesity: and insulin resistance, possibly PCOS are the most common, but you need to discuss w/your doctor. Ask about possible use of metformin to lower insulin ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
CAH: Hi. It sounds like you may have a condition called non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to a sluggish enzyme activity (21-hydroxylas ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Test adrenal fxn.: This test is to check on whether or not your adrenal glands are working right. The acth action is to increase production and release of corticosteroi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Definitely: If the tumor has destroyed the pituitary's ability to respond appropriately to hypothalamic cortisol releasing hormone, it can even lead to secondary ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Antibody: You have adrenal insufficiency. That's already proven on your acth stim test. Addison is one cause for adrenal insufficiency. The diagnosis is made by ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Unlikely : It's a hormone produced by the body and the action is short lived. It's unlikely to make you feel sick. Some patients actually feel much better during ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Life: Spot acth levels fluctuate tremendously just from the transient stresses of living, or even without. Even if elevated from disease, they'll fluctuate ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Test adrenal fxn.: This test is to check on whether or not your adrenal glands are working right. It is produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. It is of ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Anything is: Possible, and such an important test should always be repeated for confirmation before you are placed on what will almost certainly be a life-long and ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Pituitary: Both hormones are produced by your pituitary. So processes that effect your pitiuitary. That can be primary pituitary gland problems, but often the gl ... Read More
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