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Hypothalamus Adrenals Cortisol Response Myasthenia
Could my hypothalamus be giving orders to the adrenals to produce a surge of cortisol in response to my myasthenia gravis?
I have vomiting episodes that lead to systemic inflammatory response syndrome without sepsis. What causes sirs? Insufficient cortisol from adrenals?
Multifactorial: As a general rule, inflammatory conditions which produce the criteria necessary to term a condition sirs are induced by cytokine release, but there are many other possibilities. Generally not adrenal insufficiency. You seem to be trying to acquire a shorthand medical education. It is not that simple. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I found out that I have low fasting cortisol 111 nmol/l , does that mean all my adrenal hormones are low?
WHile your: Result is low, one abnormal test doesn't make a diagnosis. It needs to be repeated with an 8am blood cortisol at a quality lab and correlated with historical and physical exam data (plus potentially other lab tests) by your physician. Besides, the other adrenal hormones are controlled by different mechanisms than cortisol. ...Read more
Too Much/Too Little: While the adrenal gland makes several hormones, too little or too much cortisol is usually the problem for adrenals that are under- or overactive. Adrenal insufficiency, or failure, causes weight loss, muscle weakness, low blood pressure, and can be fatal. In cushing's syndrome (too much cortisol) weight gain, the face may be round, and there is increased risk for diabetes and high bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have a normal ACTH test and still have low cortisol or adrenal.issues?
Yes: A spot ACTH test is not especially helpful in the workup of possible adrenal disease. It's all about stimulation and suppression testing. ...Read more
Cortisol, a.M. Test 15.7. No p.M. Test. Concerned re adrenal glands: 20+ cort. Inj. In 2011. Should I have the a.M. And p.M. Tests?
Do I have some adrenal issue?
Acth: 80 (7 - 63 pg/ml)
8am cortisol: 535 (138 - 690 nmol/l)
adrenalin: 83 (< 100 pg/ml)
aldosterone: 5.6 (1 - 16 ng/dl)
Not according...: ...To these labs (mildly elevated acth on one specimen does not mean much), but there are others that may be necessary if your symptoms warrant them. ...Read more
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