A 55-year-old male asked:
what is the treatment for high cortisol?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Geffner answered
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
Dr. ChristieLynne Williamson answered
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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