A 46-year-old female asked:
Lo cortisol, all symptoms, no tumor, what can be cause for adrenal insufficiency that's not addisons?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Hard to test for: Hi. First of all, there's NO symptom associated with adrenal insufficiency that is SPECIFIC for adrenal insufficiency. If your endocrinologist suspects adrenal insufficiency, several tests can be used depending on clinical suspicion: insulin tolerance test and metyrapone test test the whole hypothalamic/pituitary/adrenal axis; ACTH 1-24 (Cosyntropin) can test only adrenal glands failure; useful 2
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