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High pregnenolone levels and low aldosterone levels, is this a bad hormone problem?

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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Could be: Could be a sign of congenital adrenal hyperplasia with one of several enzyme defects. This is rare. Depends on who's ordering the test. If endocrinology, this is the reason. Adrenal fatigue is a popular diagnosis now but really represents metabolic stress and is a reaction of the system to stress. The answer is not to address the symptom of the stress but to address the stress itself.

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