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Does cah in a 7yr old cause profuse sweat?

Does cah in a 7yr old cause profuse sweat?

CAH: No but electrolyte imballance or hypoglycemia does. These can be associated with classic salt-losing cah. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (Definition)

It is a collection of genetic conditions that limit your adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones. In most cases of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, the adrenal glands don't produce enough cortisol. The production of two other classes of hormones also may be affected, including mineralocorticoids (for example, aldosterone) and ...Read more


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Is congenital adrenal problem like cah always serious and why?

Is congenital adrenal problem like cah always serious and why?

Not always: Unless it's onset is with birth and associated with severe salt wasting ( that's why it's part of the newborn screen in all 50 states). It's carrier rate is quite common however, almost 1 in 40 so many people ate walking around without knowing they are carriers ! ...Read more

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Does glycyrrhizic acid (in liquorice root) have glucocorticoid effects? If so, has it ever been studied for use in treating lo-cah? Study links?

No: Glycyrrhizinic acid inhibits an enzyme in the kidney (11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase). This enzyme inactivates cortisol in the kidney. Inhibition of this enzyme leads to decreased inactivation of cortisol and thus to increased cortisol levels. Not expected to work in cah since this is characterized by an inabilty to make cortisol. ...Read more

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Has anyone got new information on cah?

Has anyone got new information on cah?

OldDiseaseOld Info: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia is an old disease in which there is congenital deficiency of an enzyme which is needed in synthesis of Cortisol and also Aldosterone and is treated with the replacement with these hormones and there is nothing new ...Read more

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Could a child have cah and what should I do?

Could a child have cah and what should I do?

Yes: If you mean congenital adrenal hyperplasia by cah then yes a child can have it. If this is a concern see your physician and if you need a referral to an endocrinologist, your doctor can help with that. ...Read more

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Could my child have cah and what should I do?

Hepatitis?: Is that chronic active hepatitis you are referring to? If it is, no, that is an adult disease. However your child can have some form of hepatitis, of which there are quite a few types. As usual, this is a question for your pediatrician, and parents history is very important with relation to a child's health, too. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a child with cah?

How can you tell if you have a child with cah?

Newborn screening: Most states including Texas have screened for this disorder in newborns for years using the blood spots on a newborns exit testing. If you suspect this mignt have been missed, the kids doc cam certainly test for specific issues. ...Read more

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Can addison's disease co exist with late onset cah?

Can addison's disease co exist with late onset cah?

2 distinct diseases: These are 2 very different conditions, both of which result in inadequate production of cortisol (as well as mineralocorticoids). Addison disease = failure of or destruction of the adrenal cortex. Cah = enzymatic deficiency which blocks the hormone production in the adrenals, generally presenting as a newborn. Similar results--potentially lethal cortisol deficiency--but very different diseases. ...Read more

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To find out if I have late onset cah, do they test your thyroid?

To find out if I have late onset cah, do they test your thyroid?

They should, only: Because this is an endocrine abnormality (endocrinopath) and it is not uncommon that if one has one, that another may co-exist. However, generally, thyroid function and hormone levels are normal with cah. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more