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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

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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

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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

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Recent tests showed my 9am plasma cortisol level was high (644 nmo/L ref range 170 - 550nml/L) and 11pm salivary cortisol normal. What can this mean?

Recent tests showed my 9am plasma cortisol level was high (644 nmo/L ref range 170 - 550nml/L) and 11pm salivary cortisol normal. What can this mean?

Stress: Chronic stress can cause elevated cortisol--although it could also be due to your diabetes. I suggest DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), 25 mg in the morning. DHEA should help to normalize your cortisol, and help you handle stress. I also suggest 1,000 mg mastic gum (available on line or from a health food store) for your abdominal distress--may be able to discontinue Rabeprazole. ...Read more

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Cortisol 14 ug dl normal?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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