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May I ask what are the effects of late Congenital adrenal hyperplasia medication at 6 years old?

May I ask what are the effects of late Congenital adrenal hyperplasia medication at 6 years old?

Varies: This situation is extremely serious even if the illness is mild. There are various ways of treating it, but you need to discuss this with Junior's physician. I am glad it was diagnosed. ...Read more

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Are there medications for low adrenal hormones?

Are there medications for low adrenal hormones?

Adrenal: Of coarse there are medications for low adrenal hormones but if that has been documented surely your doctor has prescribed appropriate treatment for you.
If you have not had any studies related to adrenal hormones what are you concerned about?
If you have not seen your doctor about this please do so as soon as possible. Making the low adrenal hormones studies is easy. ...Read more

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What medications can U take for infertility while having an adrenal mass?

What medications can U take for infertility while having an adrenal mass?

Whoa! None until: Need more specifics. What is the adrenal mass and what is being done to evaluate it? This comes first. Resubmit if you'd like and if you have more information, good wishes. ...Read more

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I feel very hyper at night. It happens every night. I cannot rest feels like adrenal gland is way over producing. I am not taking any medication.

I feel very hyper at night. It happens every night. I cannot rest feels like adrenal gland is way over producing. I am not taking any medication.

Mysterious: You aren't taking any medication, but are you drinking coffee or other caffeinated drinks? What about nutritional supplements or vitamins? (some people don't think of those as "medication.") has something happened that causes you to be more vigilant at night? Are you able to sleep at all? I have more questions than answers, because more info is needed to answer you well. Plz see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had my Thyroid removed 23 years ago and has adrenal fatigue. I don't have an endocrinologist nearby (George) which Thyroid medication?

I had my Thyroid removed 23 years ago and has adrenal fatigue. I don't have an endocrinologist nearby (George) which Thyroid medication?

You asked this on: The general health education site on Health Tap. We can't make any recommendations about which thyroid medication or dose you should take. Health Tap does list a number of doctors in South Africa. Health Tap Concierge may be another good choice to work with an endocrinologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Saliva tests and symptoms show low functioning adrenal glands, but how to know if there is need for hormonal medications such as hydrocortisone?

Saliva tests and symptoms show low functioning adrenal glands, but how to know if there is need for hormonal medications such as hydrocortisone?

Work with your Dr: The accuracy of the salivary test results are depended on many factors including timing of the test and type of assay used. If your Dr determines the results are truly low, additional testing is needed to determine if due to primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. Work with your doctor or endocrinologist and do not start hydrocortisone until then. ...Read more

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I might have the human adrenal gland be used as a drug, is that possible?

No: It would cause severe allergic reactions and potentially even death. Plus, I don't know anyone who wants to donate their adrenals. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Where to find about drugs that should not be given to patients suffering from adrenal insufficiency?

Where to find about drugs that should not be given to patients suffering from adrenal insufficiency?

None, really: There really aren't any meds that people with adrenal insufficiency should never take. However, some people with adrenal insufficiency may be more sensitive to diuretics than most people, and so these should be used with caution, and at the lowest possible dose. ...Read more

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My mom has adrenal gland cancer and was taking the drug mitotane; what is it?

My mom has adrenal gland cancer and was taking the drug mitotane; what is it?

Pesticide: Mitotane is a pesticide that can be taken orally. It causes destruction of the adrenal cortex and has been shown to be effective in adrenocortical carcinomas that are not able to be resected surgically. ...Read more

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Will the drug mebendazole (use to treat a tapeworm) effect my adrenal fatigue in a negative way?

Will the drug mebendazole (use to treat a tapeworm) effect my adrenal fatigue in a negative way?

Unlikely: Not sure what you mean by adrenal fatigue. If you have adrenal insufficiency this can be effectively managed with replacement therapy. See an endocrinologist. Mebendazole should not affect the adrenal. ...Read more

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Can afinitor (everolimus) helps to prevent the spread of adrenal gland cancer? How it works? Any clinical trial on this drug against adrenal gland cancer in USA?

Can afinitor (everolimus) helps to prevent the spread of adrenal gland cancer? How it works? Any clinical trial on this drug against adrenal gland cancer in USA?

Not confirmed: That data on this drug for adrenal cancer is very limited. Efficacy has not been confirmed yet. It is not approved in the United States for this indication. I am not aware of clinical trial on this disease but you may want to contact major centers or check clinicaltrials. Gov ...Read more

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Does low dose cortef (hydrocortisone) heal the adrenals, helping the patient to feel well again and enabling them to eventually go off the drug? Non-addison's.

Does low dose cortef (hydrocortisone) heal the adrenals, helping the patient to feel well again and enabling them to eventually go off the drug? Non-addison's.

No: Taking any dose of steroid causes the adrenal glands to work less, as the pituitary gland regulates your adrenal hormone level. If your adrenal glands truly do not work, you need lifelong adrenal hormone replacement. However, I see people who have been diagnosed with "adrenal fatigue". This is not a true medical diagnosis. Most of these people have no adrenal problem at all. ...Read more

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My mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane. What does this drug do?

My mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane. What does this drug do?

Slows the adrenal: Mitotane slows down the production steroid chemicals, which is the function of the adrenal gland. That's why it is used to treat patients with adrenal cancer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane what is it?

What do you suggest if my mom has adrenal gland cancer and a brain tumor and is taking the drug mitotane what is it?

Mitotane: Hi. Mitotane specifically kills adrenocortical cells (including adrenocortical cancer cells). It can help in the treatment of inoperable adrenocortical cancer (ACC). ACC doesn't usually metastasize to brain...is her brain tumor independent of her ACC? Good luck to her! ...Read more

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In context of cryofibrinogenemia, lupus-type ctd and adrenal insufficiency, what could cause increase in GI symptoms, nausea, and vomiting with adrenal crisis, when estrogen/progestin drugs are taken?

In context of cryofibrinogenemia, lupus-type ctd and adrenal insufficiency, what could cause increase in GI symptoms, nausea, and vomiting with adrenal crisis, when estrogen/progestin drugs are taken?

Cortisol deficiency: With true adrenal insufficiency diagnosed by an endocrinologist, one would need to be taking cortisol replacement therapy. Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and weight loss are classic symptoms of adrenal insufficiency which estrogen and Progesterone replacement don't address. Many with primary adrenal insufficiency also look like they have a deep tan. ...Read more

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Adrenal issues what are they?

See below: Go to webmd. We're only allowed 400 characters here and can't do the topic jusrice. ...Read more

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What are some possible adrenals problems?

What are some possible adrenals problems?

Several: The adrenals are actually 4 glands - the adrenal medulla which makes adrenaline and the cortex with 3 zones making different types of hormones. These glands can under or oversecrete the hormones, or form lumps which can be cancerous or benign. ...Read more

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What are good ways I can fix burned out adrenals?

Probably not adrenal: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. Although you may be feeling the effects of chronic stress, it is seldom due to adrenal problems. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How can I recover really quickly from adrenal crash?

How can I recover really quickly from adrenal crash?

Adrenal Crash: "adrenal crash" is not a medical term. It occasionally is medical slang for the secondary adrenal insufficiency that follows prolonged exposure to steroids and abrupt withdrawal. Usually a wean of steroid is needed to avoid this crash.

Fatigue following strenuous activity is not an adrenal problem. It is likely a needed recovery phase to repair muscle and rebuild glycogen stores. ...Read more

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What symptoms can you expect if your adrenals are overworked?

What symptoms can you expect if your adrenals are overworked?

Tired and wired: Fatigue, anxiety, panic, irritability, insomnia, 'brain fog, low libido, and cravings for carbs and/or salt are common acute and chronic symptoms. If it becomes more chronic there is weakening of the immune system which depends on normal adrenal function. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is adrenal disease and what causes these?

BIG question!: Too much cortisol or too much aldosterone, too little aldosterone and/or cortisol, too much catecholamine, androgens, and/or cancers. Holy cow! Big question! Cushing's, primary hyperaldosteronism, secondary hyperaldosteronism, Addison's, secondary adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (classical & non-classical), pheochromocytoma, various malignancies, hemorrhage/infarct. Big topic ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for nutri adrenal extra tablets to work?

How long is it supposed to it take for nutri adrenal extra tablets to work?

Hormone replacement: Its never a good idea to take a hormone as a supplement unless there is a deficiency. Even in some hormone deficiencies, the drawbacks to replacement outweigh the benefits. While there is some limited evidence that dhea replacement can help specific groups (people with addison's disease for example), adrenal supplements do not have proof that they work at all. ...Read more

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What kind of dr should I see, and what tests should they perform, to check on my adrenal function?

What kind of dr should I see, and what tests should they perform, to check on my adrenal function?

Adrenal: An internist can help; however, an endocrinologist is a specialist that deals with the endocrine glands of our body; test that can be perfomed to check how the adrenal gland is working may include : corticosteroid level (cortisol), catecholamine levels (epinephrine, norepinephrine), androgen level, aldosterone level, adrenocorticotropic hormone level (acth) etc... ...Read more

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What exactly is an adrenal crisis?

What exactly is an adrenal crisis?

Life threatening: Your adrenal glands make hormones which help to maintain normal salt and sugar levels in your blood as well as normal blood pressure. An adrenal crisis is a severe presentation of adrenal insufficiency which is life threatening due to potential problems with severely low blood pressure, in addition to very abnormal salt and sugar levels. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

Many: Most, less than 3 cm can be watched as they are unlikely to be cancers. However, some small tumors can make excess cortisol, aldosterone, male hormones or adrenalin. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is meant by an adrenal blockade before surger?

What is meant by an adrenal blockade before surger?

Depends: Sometimes, if there is concern for a particular tumor called a pheochromocytoma, which release adrenaline, then you will want to use drugs that block adrenaline to keep your blood pressure safe during the surgery. Also, sometimes before a surgery you can embolize and block some of the blood flow going to the gland to make the surgery easier. ...Read more

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What is adrenal hyperplasia?

What is adrenal hyperplasia?

Adrenal: Enlargement of the adrenal gland. Small gland that sits on top of kidneys. ...Read more

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What causes weakened adrenal glands?

What causes weakened adrenal glands?

Almost nothing: "weak" adrenal glands or immune system is not common. It is popular on the internet to sell supplements and nutritional aid that are a waste of money. If you have concerns, see a doctor. You're probably just fine. ...Read more