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Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of ...Read more


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Does the?Thyroid gland affect vitiligo(skin depigmentation)?

Does the?Thyroid gland affect vitiligo(skin depigmentation)?

Vitiligo: Thyroid dysfunction is often caused by an auto- immune disorder called hashimotos disease. It causes inflammation and often hypothyroidism. Vitiligo is also an auto- immune disorder affecting skin pigment. Many autoimmune disorders travel together so one may have both conditions. ...Read more

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How to treat non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

How to treat non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Male or Female?: This would depend on the age and sex of the patient in addition to the degree of severity. If cortisol response is normal and a male is affected, often times steroid suppression is stopped after puberty. This is more complicated in females who may otherwise suffer from irregular periods, hirsutism, recalcitrant acne. They may need treatment through adulthood. Please discuss with endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia present itself with hyper pigmentation?

Can late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia present itself with hyper pigmentation?

Addison's disease: Your history says you have addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), which is not the same as congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Addison's disease can definitely present with darkening of the skin. Other symptoms can be found here: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/addisons-disease/ds00361/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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How alike are pcos and non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

How alike are pcos and non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Symptoms only: Pcos and nccah have pretty much the same symptoms; irregular cycles and symptoms of too much male hormone. Cah however is caused by a missing enzyme and pcos is usually a metabolic problem. ...Read more

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Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause keratosis pilaris?

Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause keratosis pilaris?

Unlikely: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is autoimmune related and Keratosis Pilaris is autosomal dominant genetic related so is not thought to be autoimmune caused. ...Read more

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What is primary adrenal insufficiency (addisons disease)?

What is primary adrenal insufficiency (addisons disease)?

Adrenal cortex: The adrenal cortex makes lots of hormones. Very important are cortisol and aldosterone which help maintain life and salt balance. Addison's disease is caused by adrenal cortex damage rendering it unable to make these hormones anymore, mostly autoimmune cause in us. Patients often have a bronzed look. Hydrocortisone replacement is a lifesaving necessity. Fludrocortisone may also become necessary. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hyper pigmentation from morphea?

What distinguishes hyper pigmentation from morphea?

Morphea: Morphea is a condition of unknown etiology that results in scarring, atrophy, and pigmentation (lightening and/or darkening) of the skin. Hyperpigmentation alone does not have atrophy or scarring. ...Read more

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What causes cystic (nodular) acne?

What causes cystic (nodular) acne?

Genetics: You inherit acne and can trigger break outs with stress, lack of sleep, sun damage, hormones, and more. You need a doctor to treat this. It can be life long and it will be best to get it under control to avoid scarring. Avoid Picking. To get help with scarring or active breakouts a medspa doctor can prescribe medication and laser skin care therapy as well as products between visits. ...Read more

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Can my heterozygotes status of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-Hydrolaxe deficiency, salt-wasting) explain hirsurtism & symptoms like polydipsia?

Maybe: Hydroxylase deficiency is actually a continuum, and there are many alleles. A workup is probably not worthwhile. Manage unwanted body hair with electrolysis or lasers -- you're doing yourself a favor. If your urinalysis (chemical, sediment), renal functions (BUN, creatinine) and concentrating ability (SG >1.020) while thirsty) are normal, I would not recommend further studies. ...Read more

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How to treat congenital adrenal hyperplasia quickly?

?Quickly?: The diagnosis implys a genetic abnormality that will last a lifetime.It can be managed over time with the aid of metabolic disease specialists working in conjunction with your local source of health care. Daily medication & scheduled followup tests and exams will gauge the progress. ...Read more

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Can my carrier status of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-Hydrolaxe deficiency, salt-wasting) explain my high basal cortisol?

Can my carrier status of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-Hydrolaxe deficiency, salt-wasting) explain my high basal cortisol?

No: Spot "basal cortisol" levels mean nothing except in context. They help rule some things in and some things out. The highest basal cortisol levels have been found in soldiers in the battlefield and medical students in exams. Ignore all "pop" sites relating to pituitary / adrenal disease and remember that reference ranges are set so that many healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

See below: Usually autoimmune disease will not cause hair growth instead you would have hair loss. On first glance your condition seems suggestive for pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Talk to your doctor to see if they checked you for this. ...Read more

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Can sarcoidosis effect testosterone production (hypogonad disease)?

Can sarcoidosis effect testosterone production (hypogonad disease)?

Yes.: Hypogonadism appears to be common among males who have sarcoidosis. In a 2007 belgian study, male patients with sarcoidosis had significantly lower median circulating levels of testosterone than healthy age matched controls. The mechanism is thought to be due to testicular dysfunction or disruption of the hormone signals from the pituitary or hypothalamus. ...Read more

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What does congenital adrenal hyperplasia cah look like?

What does  congenital adrenal hyperplasia cah look like?

Virilization: In the classic form newborn girls will often have ambiguous looking genitalia because of intrauterine exposure to their own overproduction of androgens. Can't really see it in a newborn boy. In non-classical early pubic hair in both sexes can be presenting feature. As kids grow older other things may warrant checking like recalcitrant acne (both sexes) or irregular periods/hirsutism in girls. ...Read more

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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.

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

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How is hyper testesterone treated?

How is hyper testesterone treated?

Hyperandrogenism: Caused by an excessive secretion of androgens by the adrenal cortex, ovaries, or testes. The clinical significance in males is negligible, so the term is used most often with reference to women. The common manifestations in women are hirsutism and virilism. Hyperandrogenism is often caused by either ovarian or adrenal diseases, and treatment will depend upon cause.. ...Read more

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Why there's hirsutism in cushing's syndrome?

Why there's hirsutism in cushing's syndrome?

Adrenal androgens: When the adrenals are stimulated, they make cortisol, but also androgens, like DHEA-S, which causes hirsutism in women. ...Read more

Dr. Kamal Shoukri
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Hypopituitarism (Definition)

A medical condition in which the pituitary gland, located in the ...Read more


Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation means that there is increased color of ...Read more