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hyposecretion of cortisol

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Gluconeogenesis: Hi. In prolonged fasting, cortisol plays an important role in a process the liver uses to make sugar from amino acids called gluconeogenesis. If glyco ... Read More

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Hypothalamic pituit: It depends on the cause. Why is your hypothalamus not activating your pituitary? If it is caused by a tumor, you may need a neurosurgeon. By anore ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Loss of glucagon: People with type 1 diabetes often lose their glucagon after many years. T1DM is a disease of the beta cell in the pancreas, and the alpha cells (whic ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Vasopressin: Used in 2 conditions: 1) Diabetes Insipidus and 2) Extreme malignant high Blood Pressure. It is given either by IV or sub-cutaneously. It has a ver ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hypo and Hyper: Both items are not good. Please go online and read the many articles for non-doctors that will help you understand the above. Hypo is too low. Hyper i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Anti-diuretic: Hormone.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
None that I know: Catecholamines are produced by the adrenal medulla and both of the glands would have to be destroyed to result in catecholamine deficit. Even then oth ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan williams
22 years experience Endocrinology
Depends on the time: would be helpful to know what the laboratories reference range is, as cortisol levels vary over the course of the day. When was the sample obtained?
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
There is: No way to compare since they measure different things. The salivary tests measures total cortisol, which is different from the free cortisol faction i ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
57 years experience Ophthalmology
Cortisol controversy: This test is done to assess under producing or overactive adrenal glands, an adrenal gland tumor, some types of cancer, or long-term use of corticoste ... Read More

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