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Bloomfield, Connecticut
A 33-year-old male asked:

After acth stimulation test confirms adrenal insufficiency does it always need to be treated and/or followed up and how often?

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 17 years experience
Yes: Adrenal insufficiency means that your body is not able to produce enough steroids. Depending on the cause of adrenal insufficiency, you can be deficient in more than one steroid (cortisol and/or aldosterone). Your body needs these hormones, so it is important to follow-up with your dr. The frequency depends on how stable the disease is for the patient.
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