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Adrenals And Blood Pressure
Quite the opposite: Low cortisol level as its usually the case in ai, generally leads to low or low normal bp, not the contrary. If hypertension takes place in the presence of ai (and new in onset), then this may be an ominous sign as it may imply a cerebral (brain) insult either due to hypoglycemia or brain ischemia due to poor vascular perfusion. Please discuss this with your physician in a timely manner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
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Normal ACTH stimulation test could I still have secondary adrenal insufficiency? I have low blood pressure and low blood sugar
Yes: The ACTH stimulation test is primarily a test for primary adrenal insufficiency or long standing secondary adrenal insufficiency. If secondary adrenal insufficiency has not been there too long the ACTH stimulation test may very well be normal. Other tests, based on cause that can answer this including: Low dose ACTH Stim, Insulin Tolerance, Metyrapone (now available again) & CRH stimulation test. ...Read more
I have post partum hyperthyroidism. I'm extremely symptomatic. My blood pressure is 90/60. The Endo thinks it cld be my adrenals causing this?
Could be...: Based on that info, what I can say is that it's true that the functioning of the thyroid and adrenals are closely intertwined. The low blood pressure despite the fast thyroid make me think that perhaps there could be a component of adrenal hypo functioning along with the thyroid hyper functioning. Sounds like you need an intensive investigation. ...Read more
Can you have normal blood pressure if mineralocorticoids are unaffected in secondary adrenal insufficiency?
I'm a 35 yr old female I have high blood pressure my doctor says its from my adrenal gland not shutting down how serious is this?
Serious enough.: This is fairly important to deal with. If it is from your adrenal gland, you might need endocrine tests/see endocrinologist to ascertain the cause. It might be due to a pituitary hormone/chemical causing the adrenal to overproduce whatever hormone causing your high bp. See your doctor to discuss it more and try to get to an endocrinologist to find out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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