Top
10
Doctor insights on: Rhodiola Rosea Cortisol

Share
1

1
My cortisol level was 739nmol/L is this normal or should I be concerned?

My cortisol level was 739nmol/L is this normal or should I be concerned?

Depends on the time: would be helpful to know what the laboratories reference range is, as cortisol levels vary over the course of the day. When was the sample obtained? ...Read more

2

2
What distinguishes nmol/l in salivary from that in free plasma cortisol?

What distinguishes nmol/l in salivary from that in free plasma cortisol?

Can't compare #s: The numbers can't be compared--only their relationship to "normal" for each type of test (i.e., compare saliva with saliva normals, and serum with serum normals). In blood, there are "free" and "bound" levels of hormones, showing free (active) hormone, and hormone "bound" (inactivated) to serum proteins. In saliva, the amount of hormone is all free--there are no serum proteins to bind with. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Blood AM cortisol elevated (875nmol/L). What could have caused this? Test taken at 8am. 1 hour after waking up.

Blood AM cortisol elevated (875nmol/L). What could have caused this? Test taken at 8am. 1 hour after waking up.

Cortisol controversy: This test is done to assess under producing or overactive adrenal glands, an adrenal gland tumor, some types of cancer, or long-term use of corticosteroids. cortisol level is always highest early morning. Tests repeated in blood and saliva are done plus 24 hour urine levels are more accurate. variations in diagnosis. See endocrinologist. ...Read more

4

4
Cortisol 14 ug dl normal?

It depends upon: When it was drawn -- time and conditions. Generally, it's a normal value -- depending........ ...Read more

5

5
What does it represent cortisol levels of 1800?

What does it represent cortisol levels of 1800?

Cortisol: Cortisol levels vary naturally over the span of a day. Highest are expected in the 6-8am period and fall from there thru bedtime. Healthy energy and wakefullness is supported by appropriate levels. Here's info - but ask your doctor to help you understand your results and the meaning. http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/cortisol/tab/test?gclid=cjbektdkolocfuhk7aodsxeaxa best wishes! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is the significance of high cortisol levels?

What is the significance of high cortisol levels?

Adrenal or Pituitary: Excessive production of cortisol may result from a tumor in pituitary producing a hormone that stimulates the adrenal gland. Lesions in the adrenal gland, hyperplasia, adenoma, carcinoma, may also cause increase in cortisol levels. You need to consult your doctor and/or an endocrinologist. ...Read more

7

7
What to do if I have high cortisol and wondering why it's like that?

What to do if I have high cortisol and wondering why it's like that?

See endocrinologist: Hi. Hi cortisol may be Cushing's syndrome (notice I said MAY, not is). The appropriate tests must be done, which include 24-hour urine cortisol, midnight salivary cortisol (several values), maybe a dexamethasone suppression test. If Cushing's, can be pituitary disease, adrenal disease or paraneoplastic (associated with a cancer-rare overall). Get properly evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

8

8
What does low cortisol mean?

What does low cortisol mean?

Low cortisol: It means exactly what it says -your health is impaired. Has any doctor told you that you have low cortisol? If yes but she/he has doe nothing about it find another doctor who will treat you better. ...Read more

9

9
What's the "normal" cortisol level?

What's the "normal" cortisol level?

Varies thru the day: "normal values for a blood sample taken at 8 in the morning are 6 - 23 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl). The examples above are common measurements for results for these tests. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories." http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003693.Htm. ...Read more

10

10
Does creatine show cortisol levels?

Does creatine show cortisol levels?

No: Creatinine is an indicator of kidney function. Creatine is a sports supplement. ...Read more

11

11
What are the symptoms of low cortisol?

What are the symptoms of low cortisol?

Unlikely: Weight loss, low bp, fatigue etc. It's an unlikely diagnosis. If concerned, see your doctor. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or particularly the internet. ...Read more

12

12
What can high pm cortisol levels mean?

What can high pm cortisol levels mean?

Stress: There are many different causes of high cortisol. I will mention one- stress. Usually cortisol is high in am and low in pm. Recent studies are showing woman in the workforce having higher pm cortisol levels associated with job stress. Other causes of high pm cortisol should be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more

13

13
What can I expect with am cortisol test?

What can I expect with am cortisol test?

Blood draw: It's just a blood draw. Go to the lab in the am to get it drawn. It's no different than any other blood test. ...Read more

14

14
How does stress relate to cortisol levels?

How does stress relate to cortisol levels?

Stress cortisol: 34 person of unknown age and gender and medical hx. Asks: How does stress relate to cortisol levels? ANS: very complex control system. Usually increases it. But do not know what you mean by "stress". Everyone's definition of what stresses them is different. Recommend googling this for better answers than we can give here. Check wikipedia as well. Then discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

15

15
Is a high cortisol level cause for concern?

Yes.: Excessive cortisol, if chronic, can cause diabetes, osteoporosis and other problems. ...Read more

16

16
Could normal walking raise cortisol levels?

Could normal walking raise cortisol levels?

Cortisol levels: Cortisol varies throughout the day. It is generally higher in the am vs the pm, but it is spiking up and down all day. Normal walking would not particularly elevate it, but it goes up/down all the time anyway. The more important question is why is cortisol being measured? Perhaps check with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

17

17
What is the half life of injected cortisol?

What is the half life of injected cortisol?

Depends on dose: The reported half life of IV cortisol is about 1 hr for lower doses, 2 hr for higher doses. Cortisol given intramuscularly, subcutaneous, or in the spine will have a different half life that depends on how it is absorbed into the blood. ...Read more

18

18
What can cause elevated pm cortisol levels?

What can cause elevated pm cortisol levels?

Cortisol: Blood cortisol varies throughout the day. Although it tends to be higher in the am than the pm, it is pulsatile, and responds to stress. So it is not a simple matter to even define an elevated pm cortisol. Cushing's syndrome elevates both am and pm cortisol and removes the circadian pattern. You don't mention why this was measured. Suggest seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more

19

19
What exactly is a cortisol stimulation test?

What exactly is a cortisol stimulation test?

Cortisol Stim Test: A Cortisol stimulation tests should be performed when there is doubt about the status of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function, and is used to establish the diagnosis in patients with equivocal serum cortisol values in whom hypoadrenalism is suspected. There are different types of test. Usually a low -dose ACTH stimulation test is done. Your doctor will chose the appropriate test for you. ...Read more

20

20
Can high cortisol levels cause hypoglycemia?

Can high cortisol levels cause hypoglycemia?

No: Hi. Unless measured during a period of appropriate stress, high cortisol (i.e., inappropriately high) is Cushing's syndrome. High cortisol does NOT cause hypoglycemia. ...Read more