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Increasing Steroids Cah Pregnancy
I am 23 and have osteoporosis and osteopenia due to an eating disorder and steroid use(for CAH) what can I take other than vitamins to correct ?
Prescription medica-: tions for osteoporosis would probably best be managed by the endocrinologist who manages your Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Sign records releases so that he or she can review your labs & DEXA scans prior to your visit. Keep your primary physician & mental health providers in the loop. They are all part of the team that helps you become & stay healthy. ...Read more
It is a collection of genetic conditions that limit your adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones. In most cases of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, the adrenal glands don't produce enough cortisol. The production of two other classes of hormones also may be affected, including mineralocorticoids (for example, aldosterone) and ...Read more
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia -non classical kind, what are some remedies to help with side effects of disease and medicine like steroids?
Adrenal hyperplasia: The commonest type of congenital adrenal hyperplasia is caused by deficiency of 21 hydroxylase, classical type presents at birth, but non classical may present later in early childhood or during puberty.It is difficult to answer all about it, but some salt depleted patients need to be on steroids and the patints need to be monotored for other defects, it should be trated by a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more
Addison's and late onset cah are two different diseases but can a person have both at the same time?
Why the contradiction between dr belilovsky nd dr khanna's answers to same question? "can one have both of these diseases addison's and late onset cah
CAH is : Not adrenal insufficiency as addison';s disease is. While there are various forms of cah due to different genetic abnormalities and hormone alterations. Most of these conditions involve excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter development of primary or secondary sex characteristics in some affected infants, children, or adults. ...Read more
Cah and addison' are 2 distinct conditions but share adrenal glands insuficiency. Now, how are they distinguished if it is one or the other?
Oh, now i know CAH: Previous answer, i thought it meant chronic active hepatitis. Yes, a girl or boy can be born with cong adrenal hyperplasia; this refers to a group of inherited disorders of the adrenal gland, where there is a lack of a hormone needed to make certain steroid hormones. Male sex characteristics may appear earlier than normal. Time for a pediatric endocrinologist, if there is any question of this. ...Read more
My 23 yo son recently diagnosis with hashis and hypothyroidism. Now they suspect cah. Is there a link and what else should they be checking?
Endocrinologist: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) refers to several autosomal recessive diseases from mutations of genes for mediating biochemical cortisol production from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. Most of these involve excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter development of primary or secondary sex characteristics. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more
See doctor: NCAH is often associated with early puberty. This is likely due to adrenal steroids and advanced skeletal maturation associated with NCAH. Some children with secondary GnRH-dependent earlypuberty may be treated Leuprolide Acetate or histrelin. A physician should be actively involved in this case to determine the best treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos? I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.
I'm having a 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) lab to test for non-classical form of CAH. When is the best time during my menstrual cycle to have this?
A 17-OHP test can be: done any time in the menstrual cycle. You may need to fast for 8 hrs. before the test. Birth control pills, steroids & other meds alter results; tell your MD all prescription, OTC, herbal & illicit drugs you take. If your 17-OHP level is equivocal, your doctor may order an ACTH test & molecular genetic studies for CYP21 gene mutations on Chr. 6p21.33 for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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