Salt Lake City, UT
A 35-year-old female asked:
I am currently on hydrocortisone & fludrocortisone for addisons disease. when the dr runs a blood test for adrenocorticotropic hormone level & it comes back normal is that because i am on oral steroids?
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: The pituitary gland usually governs how much cortisone should be produced to meet the body's needs via a hormone called ACTH. More ACTH is released to tell the adrenal to produce more when the cortisone level is low and vice versa. When the cortisone level is adequate , the body would produce only the normal amount of ACTH.
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Last updated Apr 25, 2015
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