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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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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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What is formefruste cah?

What is formefruste cah?

Mild: Forme fruste refers to a mild or incomplete form of a disease. Non-classical cah could have been considered forme fruste at one point because no salt wasting or ambiguous genitalia is seen, unlike classical cah. ...Read more

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What are the effects of not taking medicine for cah?

What are the effects of not taking medicine for cah?

Risky: If don't take medicine may be susceptible to low sodium (electrolyte) imbalance. This can be serious. Also you may be susceptible to low blood pressure under stressful conditions. Try not to miss any doses. One missed dose probably won't hurt ...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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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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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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Addison's and late onset cah are two different diseases but can a person have both at the same time?

Absolutely: Both diseases can be life threatening. Better check with your doc asap. Two diseases at the same time are obviously bad news. Check with your doc and good luck. ...Read more

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