A 34-year-old member asked:
Can you have both primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Unlikely: Primary adrenal insufficiency means that the adrenal glands are unable to make cortisol. In secondary adrenal insufficiency, the adrenals are able to make cortisol, but do not receive enough stimulation from the pituitary to make normal levels. While it is theoretically possible for one person to have both conditions, neither condition is common, so it would be rare to have both.
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Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
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