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Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency Symptoms
Chronic adrenal insufficiency. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/home/ovc-20155636 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any ...Read more
Unlikely: Primary adrenal insufficiency means that the adrenal glands are unable to make cortisol. In secondary adrenal insufficiency, the adrenals are able to make cortisol, but do not receive enough stimulation from the pituitary to make normal levels. While it is theoretically possible for one person to have both conditions, neither condition is common, so it would be rare to have both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that if you have secondary adrenal insufficiency that it is caused from another disease or disorder?
Yes: Adrenal insufficiency can also occur when the hypothalamus or the pituitary gland does not make adequate amounts of the hormones that assist in regulating adrenal function.This is called secondary or tertiary adrenal insufficiency and is caused by lack of production of acth in the pituitary or lack of crh in the hypothalamus. ...Read more
Will srni s help after an adrenal insufficiency is treated? Struggling with symptoms and bloodwork (cortisol) is on the low side of normal in the morn
Proven?: Adrenal insufficiency diagnosis requires more than a morning cortisol. Is this addison's or is it more central, from the hypothalamus/pituitary? Other associated hormone deficiencies? Moods may be directly affected by hormone imbalances. A complete work up is essential. If adrenal insufficiency is being considered as a diagnosis an endocrinologist has to be involved. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On a ACTH stimulation 3 time point base number 8, 30 min =23.5, 60 min = 39.6 does this suggest secondary adrenal insufficiency?
Not Enough Info: The baseline of 8 mcg is a borderline morning value and normal in the evening. The time of the day, ACTH value, reason for the test, how long the condition has been present for are all important. If it is secondary adrenal insufficiency it is likely new in onset. This test does completely rule out primary adrenal insufficiency though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference, both in symptoms and treatment , between addisons disease and adrenal insufficiency ?
Same thing: Addison's disease is the name given to adrenal insufficiency, a condition recognized by traditional medicine. Adrenal exhaustion & adrenal fatigue are terms coined by anti-aging to describe a lesser degree of insufficiency. Consider addison's disease or adrenal insufficiency as a failing grade or f. Adrenal exhaustion & adrenal fatigue would then be suboptimal c or d grade but still normal. ...Read more
Would be rare: Adrenal insufficiency causes extreme fatigue, weight loss, salt craving and abdominal pain and sometimes vomiting . Pregnancy can causes vomiting and tiredness but should be associated with weight gain not loss and not abd pain. The 2 are rarely if ever confused. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big picture: If you have self-diagnosed "adrenal axis disorder" based on something you read on the internet, but your acth stimulation test did not allow the diagnosis of addisonism, you're in no danger. Your life situation and perspectives may be making you feel this way and perhaps they can be adjusted. True addisonism is rare but does still get missed ; repeat testing in a few months may be in order. ...Read more
Symptoms: I agree with Dr Knecht that this is a very rare disease, but as a general rule if adrenal glands are not working you would have low BP-causing dizziness when you try and get up, fatigue, poor appetite, skin changes. But these same symptoms can also be seen in other states too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lo cortisol, all symptoms, no tumor, what can be cause for adrenal insufficiency that's not addisons?
Hard to test for: Hi. First of all, there's NO symptom associated with adrenal insufficiency that is SPECIFIC for adrenal insufficiency. If your endocrinologist suspects adrenal insufficiency, several tests can be used depending on clinical suspicion: insulin tolerance test and metyrapone test test the whole hypothalamic/pituitary/adrenal axis; ACTH 1-24 (Cosyntropin) can test only adrenal glands failure; useful 2 ...Read more
Acth stim test for secondary adrenal insufficiency. What to expect? Feel better if positive? Feel worse if negative? And why?
Maybe 2: For secondary adrenal insufficiency we will sometimes do a lo/hi dose acth test using two doses to elicit a response from adrenals. The Insulin tolerance test is another good way to determine cortisol insufficiency as well as gh deficiency which can be seen with acth deficiency. If you're deficient in acth you'll get steroid replacement which will make you feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low cortisol. Low acth but normal stimulation test. Could I still have secondary adrenal insufficiency?
Yes: Without more information, I can not say for sure you have it, but this is essentially the def of secondary adrenal insufficiency. Secondary AI is a condition where the adrenal gland still has function, but is not being told to produce cortisol by the pituitary gland. There are other tests, but initial dx usually made by low baseline cortisol with ACTH injection causing nl cortisol by adrenal gland ...Read more
I show symptoms of adrenal insufficiency. I did an acth plasma test which showed 25.00 and serum cortisol that showed 145ng?
ACTH stim: I don't understand the units of measure for either acth or cortisol. If there is any question of addison's disease i would expect a very elevated acth level. Secondary adrenal insufficiency concern might merit a low/hi dose acth stim test. If you have secondary adrenal insufficiency you may also need a MRI of your brain and pituitary in addition to looking into other pituitary hormone deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Does serum cortisol 145 ng/ml done at 8am indicate anything? Does it show adrenal insufficiency if the patient has related symptoms?
Normal: Again, cortisol is very normal. If you aren't reassured please discuss your continued concern about your symptoms with your doctor. Clearly you have symptoms of something given your previous submissions. ...Read more
9 mos undiagnosed. Adrenal insufficiency fits symptoms, but morning cortisol level is normal (14) & no ad. gland issues on MRI. Can I rule this out?
Addisonian or acute adrenal crisis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when there is not enough cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It can manifest with fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, fever, joint pain, fatigue, coma, or seizure. Addison's disease is usually treated ...Read more
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