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Cortisol Vs Cortisone
Which is the better steroid replacement, prednidone or cortef (hydrocortisone)? For secondary adrenal insufficiency.
I like Cortef (hydrocortisone) best: For adults it's a personal preference, but Hydrocortisone (cortef (hydrocortisone)) gives more physiologic steroid hormone replacement. Doses much easier to adjust, though trade-off is taking 3 times/day because 1/2 life is shorter than prednisone. Prednisone is much stronger than Hydrocortisone so it's easier to get cushingoid taking it, especially because dose can't be manipulated as finely as with cortef (hydrocortisone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is kenalog (triamcinolone) injections on your blood sugar level compared to a cortisone injection?
Depends: There are different injection types. Intralesional which is a small amount in the surface of the skin or intramuscular which is within the muscle. There are also different doses. All of that would be necessary to answer your question. In general, the deeper the injection and the higher the strength the more likely it would impact your blood sugar. ...Read more
Test adrenal fxn.: This test is to check on whether or not your adrenal glands are working right. The acth action is to increase production and release of corticosteroids. In the test, a small amount of synthetic acth is injected and the amount of cortisol the adrenals produce in response is measured. This is used to check for things like primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency, and addison's disease. ...Read more
How to know either it's from adrenal or pituitary gland that cause my hypocortisolism MRI pituitary normal. Acth level low.H/o exogenous steroid 2010.
Stimulate adrenals: Have your doctor do an adrenal stimulation test to check your adrenal response. Acth levels are often inaccurate and frequently not diagnostic. If you're on cortisone replacement already, it doesn't make much difference what the cause is, however your pituitary function can be analyzed one hormone at a time. Check w/an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Ls -dx biopsy 2x protopic-no help estrace (estradiol) for thinning tissue freq flares on clob/estrace (estradiol). Peer rev studies lack of testosterone receptors ls opinio?
Potent Steroid Best: The evidence of topical testosterone being useful in the treatment of lichen sclerosis is weak. Most studies demonstrate better control with the potent corticosteroid clobetasol dipropionate (0.05%). The benefit of using Protopic is mixed. I would recommend seeing a board certified dermatologist for this condition. Good luck. ...Read more
Suspected ai, low salivary cortisol, low 24hr urinary cortisol, going for 8am serum cortisol and acth. Fast prior to bl. Work?
Generally not: Necessary, but check w/your specific lab to make sure of their requirements. ...Read more
What conditions are Bilateral Lumbar Facet Steroid Injections used for vs. an epidural steroid injection? which would be ordered 1st for DDD pain?
Hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate is androgen precursor with elimination half-life 7.8 d,for an injection 5ml of 250 mg/mL what is such androgenic effect?
A Hairy Proposition: In women, excess amounts of androgens can cause such "virilizing" effects as acne, hirsutism (excess hair growth in "inappropriate" places, like the chin or upper lip) and thinning hair. Long-time use is associated with serious health consequences, such as insulin resistance and diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. It all sounds like lots of fun, doesn't it? ...Read more
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What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?
Chemical Structure: Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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