A 40-year-old female asked:
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how will drinking alcohol during a 24 hr cortisol urine test affect the results? could it yield a higher or lower cortisol result with 5 drinks?

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Dr. Kakarala RAO
51 years experience Addiction Medicine
Results can vary: If he is a chronic alcoholic the results could be minimal If the person is an acute alcolic the cartisol could be higher
Answered on Sep 19, 2016

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