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Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more


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I am to begin taking cortef (hydrocortisone) at moderate dose, prob for a couple years at least. What can I do to protect my health and what should I look out for?

I am to begin taking cortef (hydrocortisone) at moderate dose, prob for a couple years at least. What can I do to protect my health and what should I look out for?

I'd recommend: U follow up with your dr and endocrinologist who should closely monitor your pituitary and adrenal status. It's a sensitive issue to maintain and taper off someone on chronic steroid use. Best wishes! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/prednisone-withdrawal/an01624 http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=484. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?

Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?

Unlikely: At this dose, I'd doubt hydrocortisone causes any noticeable effects. At a much much higher dose, cortisone may worsen your reflux leading to a dry cough. I don't believe they are related. ...Read more

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What is considered a "physiologic dose" of hydrocortisone when supplementing for adrenal insufficiency?

What is considered a "physiologic dose" of hydrocortisone when supplementing for adrenal insufficiency?

Physiologic: This is a dosage which will provide serum and tissue levels sufficient to replace the normal cortisol concentrations without added supplements. It will vary with the degree of adrenal insufficiency and will be regulated by measuring cortisol levelsin the patient. ...Read more

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I have an acth deficiency and take hydrocortisone daily.. I am starting to lift weights. Should I increase the dose when I add weight or reps.?

I have an acth deficiency and take hydrocortisone daily.. I am starting to lift weights. Should I increase the dose when I add weight or reps.?

Good question : And only your treating physician can decide. Acth deficiency is serious disorder with many ramifications and should followed closely if you are starting an exercise regimen. ...Read more

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Does low dose cortef (hydrocortisone) heal the adrenals, helping the patient to feel well again and enabling them to eventually go off the drug? Non-addison's.

Does low dose cortef (hydrocortisone) heal the adrenals, helping the patient to feel well again and enabling them to eventually go off the drug?  Non-addison's.

No: Taking any dose of steroid causes the adrenal glands to work less, as the pituitary gland regulates your adrenal hormone level. If your adrenal glands truly do not work, you need lifelong adrenal hormone replacement. However, i see people who have been diagnosed with "adrenal fatigue". This is not a true medical diagnosis. Most of these people have no adrenal problem at all. ...Read more

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Dr has me on low dose hydrocortisone and suggested I check blood sugars after a month on pills. Today almost3 hrs after meal it was 81 is that normal?

Dr has me on low dose hydrocortisone and suggested I check blood sugars after a month on pills. Today almost3 hrs after meal it was 81 is that normal?

Normal blood sugar: A fasting blood glucose of approximately 60-100, maybe up to 110 in some laboratories, is considered normal. After you eat, the level goes up above 100, and then it comes back down afterward . Most of the time, the level should stay in the range where yours is . ...Read more

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Disabled w/dysautonomia. Each time i use steroids for other reasons, my dys gets A LOT better. Would low dose daily cortef (hydrocortisone) be a good idea for me?

Disabled w/dysautonomia. Each time i use steroids for other reasons, my dys gets A LOT better. Would low dose daily cortef (hydrocortisone) be a good idea for me?

Discuss with your MD: It mah be helpful.We do not know the details of your case.Often Fludrcorisone is used to help body retain salt and fluids Discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for it. ...Read more

Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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