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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It depends upon: When it was drawn -- time and conditions. Generally, it's a normal value -- depending........

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Cortisol: Cortisol levels vary naturally over the span of a day. Highest are expected in the 6-8am period and fall from there thru bedtime. Healthy energy and w... Read More
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Endocrinology 75 years experience
Cortisol levels: Hormonal levels can be measured in blood or urine also they have units of measurement the level you report is hard to comment on since full informatio... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Adrenal or Pituitary: Excessive production of cortisol may result from a tumor in pituitary producing a hormone that stimulates the adrenal gland. Lesions in the adrenal g... Read More
A 43-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Low cortisol: It means exactly what it says -your health is impaired. Has any doctor told you that you have low cortisol? If yes but she/he has doe nothing about it... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
No: Creatinine is an indicator of kidney function. Creatine is a sports supplement.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Unlikely: Weight loss, low bp, fatigue etc. It's an unlikely diagnosis. If concerned, see your doctor. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or particula... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Stress: There are many different causes of high cortisol. I will mention one- stress. Usually cortisol is high in am and low in pm. Recent studies are showin... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Blood draw: It's just a blood draw. Go to the lab in the am to get it drawn. It's no different than any other blood test.

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