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Can adrenal insufficiency have anything to do with miscarriages?

Can adrenal insufficiency have anything to do with miscarriages?

Possible: Given than 80% of all primary adrenal insufficiencies are due to autoimmunity (addison's disease), there is a chance that you may harbour other autoimmune diseases (clinically or subclinically) such as type I dm, lupus, or anticardiolipin antibodies syndrome, all of which are known to increases maternal-fetal morbidity including possible miscarriage. ...Read more

Dr. David Geffner
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Addison's Disease (Definition)

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


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Can adrenal insufficiency have anything to do with miscarriages?

Can adrenal insufficiency have anything to do with miscarriages?

Definitely: If adrenal insufficiency (and all other endocrine deficiencies) is not properly replaced and normalized, you can definitely be prone to miscarriage. Discuss w/your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Chances for pregnancy after 3x miscarriage. Normal menstruation. Diagnosed as adrenal insufficiency. Having osteopenia.

Chances for pregnancy after 3x miscarriage. Normal menstruation. Diagnosed as adrenal insufficiency. Having osteopenia.

Need work up: It is hard to know from your comments what is going on. Normal cycles (without use of bcp) suggests normal pituitary function and normal estrogen. So why osteopenia at age 32? How was the adrenal insufficiency diagnosed? With an acth stimulation test, hopefully. Do you have a GI or nutritional disorder? Present some of these questions to your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is adrenal insufficiency hereditary?

Is adrenal insufficiency hereditary?

It can be.: One cause of adrenal insufficiency, addison's disease, is an auto-immune disorder. The immune system mistakenly makes antibodies targeting one or more proteins in the adrenal cortex, and winds up destroying the adrenal cortex, so that the adrenals can no longer make cortisol, or other hormones. As is true for most auto-immune disorders, a tendency to develop addison's can run in families. ...Read more

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What is acute adrenal insufficiency?

What is acute adrenal insufficiency?

Low cortisol: It generally means acute (recent) drop in adrenal gland hormonal production namely cortisol, a very important and life sustaining steroid. There are many reason why some one can develop ai. Autoimmune,
infection, acute illness and trauma are a few examples. Need to discuss with an
endocrinologist if there is need for hormonal replacement. ...Read more

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How is adrenal insufficiency diagnosed?

How is adrenal insufficiency diagnosed?

Stimulation Test: Cortisol levels vary widely between individuals, and by time of day and are affected by illness. So random levels may not be helpful. A stimulation test with an injection of Cortrosyn to make the adrenals release cortisol is used. Blood is drawn just before, and 30 and 60 minutes after the Cortrosyn injection. Stimulated levels above 18-20 usually indicate normal adrenal function. ...Read more

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What are the tests for adrenal insufficiency?

Primary vs secondary: The fault may lie in the pituitary which may produce too little acth. The adrenal responds normally to acth stimulation. If the gland is defective, there is impaired response to acth. In both there are low levels of corticosteroids in blood and urine, and similar electrolyte disturbances, e.G, high potassium. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is adrenal insufficiency?

No stress hormones: Can be due to autoimmune problems, infections, e.g. Tb, hiv, other, etc. Decreased production of stress hormones, can lead to fatigue, weight loss, nausea, blood pressure drops, menstrual changes, excess skin pigmentation and other symptoms. Can be a real problem if untreated and faced with acute stress like surgery or infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency?

Weakness + pigment: Adrenal insufficiency, addison disease, causes, weakness, electrolyte disturbances due to high potassium, increased pigmentation of the skin, especially palms. During stress, adrenal insufficiency may lead to shock. ...Read more

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If you have adrenal insufficiency what foods should you avoid?

Foods?: Avoid any foods that keep you from going to the doctor to get your adrenal insufficiency properly evaluated and treated. In other words none. ...Read more

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I'm not quite sure I understand adrenal insufficiency- what is it exactly?

Adrenal Insuficency: It is a decreased function of the adrenal glands that secrete cortisol and aldosterone. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency contribute to osteoporosis?

Over-treatment: In patients with adrenal insufficiency because of adrenal cortex dysfunction or central acth deficiency, over treating with steroids (ie: hydrocortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone) can certainly lead to osteoporosis. Patients with adrenal insufficiency are closely followed by their endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Can a electrolyte panel show an adrenal insufficiency?

Perhaps: If you have a high potassium with or without a low sodium prior to treatment with steroids. ...Read more

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Does a electrolyte panel show an adrenal insufficiency?

Does a electrolyte panel show an adrenal insufficiency?

Possibly: An electrolyte panel does not diagnose adrenal insufficiency but it can provide clues about a possible adrenal problem. Patient with adrenal insufficiency can have low glucose, low sodium and high potassium on an electrolyte panel. ...Read more

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Can cryofibrinogenemia cause partial adrenal insufficiency?

Theoretically yes: Cryofibrinogenemia increases your risk of arterial and venous clots. Antiphospholipid syndrome does the same thing, and is associated in rare cases with primary adrenal insufficiency. So it's theoretically possible that the same mechanism could cause adrenal insufficiency in cryofibrinogenemia, by clotting off the blood vessels that supply the adrenal glands. Good question! ...Read more

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Do women with addison's adrenal insufficiency have low estrogen?

Not significantly: The adrenal glands produce hormones which are precursors to estrogen, but that only comprises a small amount relative to what the ovaries make. Ovaries are the source of most estrogen in females. If menstrual cycles are irregular in properly treated addison's disease, autoimmune disease of the ovaries may need to be considered also. ...Read more

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How do you treat moderate hypoglycemia caused by adrenal insufficiency?

Treat the cause: First, you need to find out what's causing the hypoglycemia. If the hypoglycemia is caused by adrenal insufficiency, then treating the adrenal insufficiency will improve the hypoglycemia. There are many causes of adrenal insufficiency, and you will need to find out what's causing the adrenal insufficiency so you can treat it adequately but in ggeneral, steroid administration is the treatment. ...Read more

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Hypoadrenalism, hypocortisolism and adrenal insufficiency. Is it the same?

Yes and no: They are often, and incorrectly, used interchangeably. Hypocortisolism is low cortisol, no matter what the cause. Hypoadrenalism is a general term which does not specify which hormone or hormones are low. Adrenal insufficiency means a deficiency in all adrenal hormones, but is incorrectly used to refer to low cortisol levels. Pituitary deficiency can cause low cortisolare you now properly confused. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me effects or signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency?

Many: Muscle/joint pain, weakness, low blood pressure, salt cravings, loss of appetite, fatigue weight loss, irritability and depression are common signs of this condition, with fatigue usually being one of the earliest and most common. ...Read more

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How would my glaucoma be treated if I was also treated for adrenal insufficiency?

No different: Glaucoma would not be treated any differently in a person with adrenal problems than one without. ...Read more

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Do women with addison's disease/adrenal insufficiency also suffer from low estrogen?

Not necessarily: If you are a post menopausal female your adrenal glands are providing your only source of estrogen. So if you have low adrenal function you could most certainly have low estrogen. However, you may also then have other low hormone levels like Progesterone and testosterone. The truth is most women do not suffer from low estrogen, you need very little but they frequently suffer from low progesterone. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about fibromyalgia and adrenal insufficiency? Do they go together?

Does anyone know anything about fibromyalgia and adrenal insufficiency? Do they go together?

Great question: Although I am unaware of any literature supporting the specific relationship between these two issues, there is data to suggest that folks with issues of the adrenal gland may have fibromyalgia-like symptoms. Also we continue to learn more about fibromyalgia and link may be discovered in the future. ...Read more

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Can you get home tests that tell you if you have adrenal insufficiency or problems with the gland?

No: An endocrinologist needs to be involved in order to diagnose adrenal insufficiency. Usually stimulation testing is necessary. If your pituitary gland is involved then other hormones will also be checked. The adrenal makes lots of different hormones. If the source of insufficiency is because of congenital adrenal hyperplasia or autoimmune disease, testing is a little different. ...Read more

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Where to find about drugs that should not be given to patients suffering from adrenal insufficiency?

Where to find about drugs that should not be given to patients suffering from adrenal insufficiency?

None, really: There really aren't any meds that people with adrenal insufficiency should never take. However, some people with adrenal insufficiency may be more sensitive to diuretics than most people, and so these should be used with caution, and at the lowest possible dose. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get home tests which tell you if you have adrenal insufficiency or problems with the gland?

Not a simple issue: Adrenal pathology is not an issue for self diagnosis. The tests for adrenal function often require collection of 24 hour urine and complicated tests. If you have a concern, please discuss the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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On a ACTH stimulation 3 time point base number 8, 30 min =23.5, 60 min = 39.6 does this suggest secondary adrenal insufficiency?

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Not Enough Info: The baseline of 8 mcg is a borderline morning value and normal in the evening. The time of the day, ACTH value, reason for the test, how long the condition has been present for are all important. If it is secondary adrenal insufficiency it is likely new in onset. This test does completely rule out primary adrenal insufficiency though. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Addisonian Crisis (Definition)

Addisonian or acute adrenal crisis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when there is not enough cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It can manifest with fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, fever, joint pain, fatigue, coma, or seizure. Addison's disease is usually treated ...Read more


Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Adrenal Insufficiency (Definition)

Adrenal insufficiency is either an absent or abnormally low production and/or secretion of hormones produced by the adrenal gland. Hormones produced by the adrenal glands include those involved with salt regulation, sugar metabolism, and sex hormones ...Read more