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A 29-year-old female asked:

My cortisol + acth are both very low. i also have severe nausea, fatigue, and low blood pressure. my acth stim test showed that i do *not* have adrenal insufficiency. could the low cortisol still be the cause of the nausea? if so, how do i raise it?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Endocrinologist: Has a pituitary gland disorder been excluded? An endocrinologist is best to evaluate and advise you. Appropriate testing will be performed.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Low cortisol: Diagnosing and treating low cortisol issues is complicated. Follow local teams advice. Always send laB numbers and the normal range for your lab. They all differ.
Last updated Nov 21, 2020

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