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Can Potassium And Calcium Be Normal In Addisons Disease
Chronic adrenal insufficiency. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/home/ovc-20155636 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any ...Read more
If my 8am cortisol comes back as normal is this a good sign i don't have addisons disease? No major symptoms. Got pots so ruling it out.
No: It's not adequate. You need a Cortrosyn stimulation test. ...Read more
It was thought i had addisons disease but blood cortisol came back normal. Im still passing out, have stomach & back pains. What could it be?
More evaluation: You may need more evaluation, what was your cortisol level? Did they obtain an acth level? Other labs? It is true it could be something else, but cortisol levels need to be interpreted by an expert as the normal value depends on the patient's health. If sick, levels should be at stress response level. Sometimes, more tests are indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have addisons disease I sometimes tend to have mid back pain and pain in my chest below my ribs, EKG stresses normal, but it's makes me nervous!?
I am currently on hydrocortisone & fludrocortisone for addisons disease. When the dr runs a blood test for Adrenocorticotropic Hormone level & it comes back normal is that because I am on oral steroids?
Yes: The pituitary gland usually governs how much cortisone should be produced to meet the body's needs via a hormone called ACTH. More ACTH is released to tell the adrenal to produce more when the cortisone level is low and vice versa. When the cortisone level is adequate , the body would produce only the normal amount of ACTH. ...Read more
See below: Addison's disease is a state of low cortisol or hypocortisolism. In addition to cortsiol, the adrenal galnd also produces a very important hormone called aldosterone. The latter is responsible for reabsorbing sodium from the urine in exchange for potassium. If such hormone is not produced in sufficient quantity (either isolated or in conjunction with cortisol), potassium levels go up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So all of my issues with high white count, high platelets, high potassium, severe anemia, could that be addison's disease?
Nothing simple here: Inability to make cortisol renders a person weak, sickly, often dark-complected, interferes with control of blood potassium and glucose, and puts them at risk for dying suddenly when stressed. Once diagnosed, it's managed easily enough but the person does well to sport a tag warning of addisonism so extra cortisol can be given in a medical crisis. Autoimmue form runs with other illnesses. ...Read more
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