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Can High Cortisol Raise Tsh
Stress can increase tsh, but how high cortisol causes low TSH where as stress causes high cortisol production.?
Cortisol: This is a very complex system. In very basic terms cortisol is produced in response to stress and feeds back inhibiting production of itself (inhibiting crh and acth). Cortisol also inhibits TSH production (as well as growth hormone, estrogen, testosterone and lh production). Thus limiting the response to stress. It is though in chronic stress this feedback mechanism breaks down. ...Read more
You can take it but.: Dhea can be bought in certain stores selling vitamins and nutritional supplements and it will raise your blood level. Problem is very few studies show any measurably benefit from doing so, except perhaps in people whose adrenals have stopped working. Lots of hype about various benefits (energy, immune system) but no hard data to show it helps. ...Read more
Yes: A spot elevated cortisol means nothing. Appropriate follow-up is a Dexamethasone suppression test, 24 hour urinary cortisol, maybe others if cushingism is a possibility, then a workup for the possible causes, one of which is an adrenal cancer. If you suspect you have cancer, there are better ways of looking for it; i'm glad you had your colonoscopy. Best wishes. ...Read more
If high cortisol can decrease serotonin levels then can low cortisol(like due to iatrogenic adrenal suppression) increase serotonin levels?
No to both: Spot cortisol levels are of limited usefulness. Nobody really knows what to make of C-reactive protein except in a few special cases anyway. ...Read more
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Varies: Prolactin is elevated naturally in pregnancy and breastfeeding; if neither apply to you and it is markedly elevated, it may be a prolactinoma. See your doctor for further evaluation. Cortisol elevation can be anything that stresses your body. There are disease states with excessive cortisol production, but these are less likely. Again, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?
How high?: It depends on how high it is above normal? If mildly elevated and if you don't have symptoms of cushing's syndrome: fat at mid section, stretch marks in the abdomen, moon-face, buffalo humps...Then this might be just the way you are. If it's very high and you have symptoms of the above, see your doctor to make sure you don't have a pituitary or adrenal tumor overproducing cortisol. ...Read more
Visit your doctor: The issue you described is much too complicated for a 400 character answer or for self diagnosis. Please visit your doctor for a proper work-up. ...Read more
Hi, what can cause elevated DHEAS, high pm cortisol and elevated epinephrine? Also what role does DHEAS play?
Adrenal tumor: but I dint think you have it ...Read more
The results of : Studies on this subject are conflicting. So there's no conclusive evidence that ptsd can increase testosterone level. As a rule, stress lowers levels of male and female hormones. Take care! http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/22261549/?I=3&from=/12707485/related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress: There are many different causes of high cortisol. I will mention one- stress. Usually cortisol is high in am and low in pm. Recent studies are showing woman in the workforce having higher pm cortisol levels associated with job stress. Other causes of high pm cortisol should be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more
In PCOS patients can high bioavailable testosterone cause high LH, or does the high LH cause bio test to increase? Insulin, total testosterone normal.
Testosterone: testosterone production in females in mostly from the theca cells of the ovarian cortex, stimulated by LH from the pituitary. High testosterone may feedback to suppress LH, but not the other way around. The amount of available (free) vs. bound is not directly influenced by LH. ...Read more
Why high testosterone, low tsh, high cholesterol, weight gain, high triglycerides, irritable, aggressive, sleeplessness, high serum calcium?
Multiple problems: You has a whole host of problems. First of all, you need to see your physician (p) to deal with your abnormal labs. I will address only a few of them due to space limitations. One of the causes of your high calcium is that you are on calcium, please stop it. You weight gain could be due to your high tsh. Speak to the p who ordered the blood tests that disclosed your problems for answers. ...Read more
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