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If excess cortisol causes so many problems (e.G., anxiety disorders, bone-thinning, hippocampus damage), why isn't there a medication to reduce it?

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Dr. John Mahoney
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Good question

The complexity of the pituitary-adrenal gland axis and its signaling has made simple management difficult.
Cortisol is so important in homeostasis that complete blockage is not compatible with life.

In brief: Good question

The complexity of the pituitary-adrenal gland axis and its signaling has made simple management difficult.
Cortisol is so important in homeostasis that complete blockage is not compatible with life.
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