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Besides addisons disease and adrenal insufficiency what can cause your cortisol to be in the low/normal range all day, and below normal before bed?

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Dr. Karen Dantin answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

can do with some of the other hormones too.

Answered Jan 5, 2019

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Dr. Richard Greenwald answered

Specializes in Podiatry

The pituitary hormone called adrenocorticotrophic hormone, or ACTH, regulates cortisol production by adrenals. If ACTH is low, this causes low cortisol prdcn, AKA secondary adrenal insufficiency. Taking cortisol-like medication, ie., prednisone, suppresses ACTH, upon cessation of the drug, ACTH can be low for a spell. Also may involve autoimmune condition autoantibodies injure cells-See your doc-

Answered Dec 29, 2018

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