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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies thru the day: "normal values for a blood sample taken at 8 in the morning are 6 - 23 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl). The examples above are common measurements ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience Endocrinology
Yes.: Excessive cortisol, if chronic, can cause diabetes, osteoporosis and other problems.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
What type of test?: Was it blood or saliva or what kind of test? The time of day can make a difference with this hormone and its level.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
By itself nothing: Cortisol levels are drawn to rule Cushing's / Addison's in or out. Random salivary / urinary / 24 hour urinary / blood levels must be interpreted in l ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: When it was done. Cortisol levels are higher in the am (15.3 would be normal) then in the pm (this level would be too high for the pm) ask your docto ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Steroid hormone: Cortisol is a naturally occurring steroid hormone in your blood stream that is produced in the adrenal glad that sits atop the kidney. Your cortisol ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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See endocrinologist: Hi. Hi cortisol may be Cushing's syndrome (notice I said MAY, not is). The appropriate tests must be done, which include 24-hour urine cortisol, midni ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cortisol peak time: Cortisol levels are on a circadian rhythm related to sleep - wake cycle. Change that cycle and within 5-7 days it will alter you peak cortisol time. N ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Collection time ?: Well it depends on the time of when your cortisol level was checked. Maximal level of cortisol is usually between 5:00a-8:00am with the lowest (nadir) ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: On why it was suppressed. If you were given steroids it will depend on how long and what dose you were given. See an endocrinologist.
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