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How Long Should Adrenal Insufficiency Last
I have been put on cortef for adrenal insufficiency? How long is the treatment? I'm worried it is permanent.
Might be Permanent: Different things can cause this. If you have addison's disease then this is most certainly permanent. If you were previously on a long course of steroids for immunosuppression, this may be temporary, in an effort to prolong the steroid weaning process. Please ask your physician to explain the cause and what to expect from your adrenal insufficiency to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is adrenal insufficiency after pituitary tumor removal permanent? How long before most usually gain pituitary function for acth back?
Last May I was diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency. I've been taking 30mgs. of Hydrocortisone. Lately, I feel sick after taking it. How to decrease?
Please review: Any medication changes with your doctor. Particular when it comes from steroid replacement therapy in the setting of adrenal insufficiency. You want to have your prescribing doc on board to make sure you aren't going to harm yourself. It's possible that the hydrocortisone is causing some element of stomach upset that can be corrected by other means than changing your dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?
Low adrenal function: The adrenal glands make a number of different hormones, most importantly cortisol. When a person's adrenals cannot make normal amounts of cortisol, they are diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency, or failure. This can be due to a problem in the adrenals (infection, tumor, bleeding, auto-immune destruction) or in the pituitary or parts of the brain that control the adrenals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Aside from symptoms & physcial signs: fatigue, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, adrenal insufficiency is diagnosed through lab works (cortisol, acth, complete metabolic panel).There is a test called acth stimulatory test that can diagnose adrenal insufficiency.This test is more involved than a blood draw but can provide your doc with useful data. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adrenal hormones: Adrenal hormones of two types are usually used: 1) glucorticoids such as hydrocortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone: these regulate blood pressure, glucose levels, the immune system among other things 2) mineralocorticoids such as florinef: they regulate salt balance and blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: Addison' s disease is a state of adrenal insufficiency but not vice versa as there are many other causes besides ad ( an autoimmune disease) that can lead to cortisol deficiency state such as tuberculosis of the adrenals, hemorrhage of the adrenals, certain genetic storage syndromes and hypopituitarism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addison's disease is a medical condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones. The adrenal glands are small organs that sit above the kidneys and secrete important hormones that are responsible for maintaining body fluid and electrolyte levels and helps ...Read more
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