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Over The Counter Treatment For Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
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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
If someone has non classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, how long once on treatment until effects are visible?
It depends: If you are referring to non classic 21 hydroxylase deficiency in a woman, it will depend on the treatment. Both treatment with adrenal suppression with steroids and androgen blockade will result in decreased testosterone effect. Clinical effects generally take 3-6 month to see. It can take longer to have the full effect, particularly with hair. Blood pressure changes can happen faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the fertility treatment options for a woman diagnosed with non classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia?
Yes, but there is: Effective treatment. You should be concerned but know that the disorder can be treated and you should follow your doctor's advice closely. Please read the information on this site for reassurance and advice. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia/ds00915. ...Read more
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
Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed congenital adrenal hyperplasia in my daughter, I have been losing sleep. What does it mean?
Confirmed?? get info: The screen for cah in my state is occasionally a false positive. If the defect has been confirmed, most states will have a program where you have metabolic centers that specialize in educating & elaborating the meaning of this DX for you and your child.There are variations of this DX & the life impact & rx varies. Contact your dr & set up a concsultation with the best info source you can find. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have congenital adrenal hyperplasia. My endocrinologist wants me to use beclometasone dipropionate nasal spray instead of prednisolone is this safe?
More info needed: Hi. Is your CAH treated with low-dose dexamethasone (the standard)? I must assume so. You can use any nasal steroid (beclomethasone or prednisolone) for allergic rhinitis; not a lot is absorbed systemically, however, and that would NOT be a treatment for your CAH. I'm doing a lot of guessing there, however. If your CAH is well controlled with low-dose dex, then either nasal glucocorticoid is fine. ...Read more
Missing enzyme: There are different types. They all involve a deficiency of an enzyme needed in cortisol production. Since the pituitary senses there isn't enough cortisol, it keeps trying to make the adrenals make cortisol. But because that enzyme is missing, the building blocks of cortisol build up. These substances get turned into androgens - male hormones - and cause abnormalities in sexual development. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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