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what is the treatment for high cortisol?

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Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Confirm first: An elevated cortisol may be due to stress or an adrenal or pituitary tumor. See an endocrinologist to confirm a blood or urine elevation and check where the excess stimulation of cortisol is from the adrenal, or secondary to acth stimulation of both adrenals.
Answered on Oct 8, 2012
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Dr. ChristieLynne Williamson
11 years experience Pharmacology
High Cortisol Levels: Treating high cortisol depends on the cause. Cortisol is released in the body in response to stress, so reducing the level of stress in a person's life can be helpful. Avoiding caffeine and sugars are also wise. If the cause is something in the body, such as a tumor on the gland that makes cortisol, then treatment can include various medications, like ones called glucocorticoids. Hope that helps!
Answered on Jul 18, 2013
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