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21 Hydroxylase Deficiency
A patient 21-hydroxylase deficiency displays virilization and a high lab value of 17-oh-progesterone, what does that mean?
Non-classical CAH: Hi. That's the most common cause of non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, non-classical CAH). Because of the sluggish enzymatic step mediated by 21-hydroxylase, adrenal androgens are made via side pathways. In women, these can cause virilization. The treatment is low dose dexamethasone to suppress the pituitary drive of the adrenals. Good luck! ...Read more
Can having a deficiency in vitamen D cause anxiety? I have a 21 and heard this can happen. What things can you do to raise your levels?
Taking 4000 iu/day, sun exposure at least 1 hour /day, yet my vit d came out 21. What could be causing such deficiency. What is the best action.?
Vitamin D Deficiency: It is very difficult to get sufficient vit d from food or sunlight, so supplementation is necessary for most folks. 4000 u/day may not be sufficient for you. Some md's will prescribe 50, 000 u a week for 2 months and then check levels. Malabsorption conditions, such as celiac disease, may cause low levels despite vit d supplementation. Discuss with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
COGNISTAR: Drug brand named Cognistar 60Mg Inj is manufactured by Lupin Laboratories Ltd and mainly contains the generic drug Cetirizine,...fully composed of Cetirizine 25mg, Dextromethorphan 5mg, and Zinc 75mg. For Allergic rhinitis , ocular symptoms like redness lacrimation and itching, Urticaria dermographism, atopic eczema and contact dermatitis/acute allergic reactions due to drugs foods insect bites. ...Read more
Lack of nutrients: Vitamins are essential nutrients for the cell. When there are deficiencies due to poor diet, disease, medications, or a toxic life style from smoking, drinking or stress, the cells cannot function normally. Vitamin d deficiency is common in many diseases. Correcting the deficiency is not enough. Cadmium is often the cause causing stress and inflammation. ...Read more
Vitamin D deficiency: is now recognized as a pandemic. The major cause of vitamin D deficiency is the lack of appreciation that sun exposure in moderation is the major source of vitamin D for most humans. Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, and foods that are fortified with vitamin D are often inadequate to satisfy either a child's or an adult's vitamin D requirement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer