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How do you treat moderate hypoglycemia caused by adrenal insufficiency?

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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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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How to treat adrenal insufficiency caused due to stopped usage of "advair diskus" ?

How to treat adrenal insufficiency caused due to stopped usage of  "advair diskus" ?

Adrenal insufficienc: aa30 ! You are busy today ! This is a good question. And complex. Advair has cortisone in it. Not a lot! The person with the adrenal insuffic. must have used a HUGE amount of advair (overdose) to do that OR he has borderline low adrenal functioning to start with. I would see and internist to diagnose this correctly and treat with some prednisone in SMALL dose SHORT time IF NECESSARY! thx ...Read more

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Can a cardiac dilatation be caused by Adrenal insufficiency? because i have very very low basal cortisol levels.

Can a cardiac dilatation be caused by Adrenal insufficiency?  because i have very very low basal cortisol levels.

No: And low basal cortisol levels do not diagnose adrenal insufficiency. You need a cortrosyn stimulation test. We treat dilated cardiomyopathy with aldosterone (produced by your adrenal gland) antagonists. ...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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Can kidney cysts cause adrenal insufficiency?

No: The adrenal glands, sitting on top of each kidney, are typically preserved in cystic kidney diseases. However that does not exclude screening for ai if clinical features are present such as unexplained hypotension, salt craving or worsening headaches. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease cause adrenal insufficiency?

Lyme disease: There is much speculation, primarily in the lay press about "adrenal exhaustion" due to lyme disease. This seems to be purely theoretical and not based on any firm scientific evidence. The problem is that there is much we do not understand about lyme disease, and it has been the speculative cause of many unexplained illnesses. Stick to "proven" facts, and adrenal insufficiency is not. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause memory and cognitive problems?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause memory and cognitive problems?

Yes, in stress.: Adrenal insufficiency can cause memory loss, especially in stressful situations, as well as confusion, absentmindedness. There is poor resistance to stress, great difficulty to functioning well in stressful situations, or even to react to them, becoming paralyzed. Stress is experienced as being unfair, too much. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause personality and cognitive changes?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause personality and cognitive changes?

yes: Need to see an endocrinologist who specializes in adrenal pathology. Not all endocrinologist feel comfortable with adrenal problems. Depending where you live, you can find a very good endocrinologist here on healthtap. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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