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What are the symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia and can I fight them?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Hormone imbalance

Deficiency of 21 hydroxylase enzyme results in reduced synthesis of gluco- and mineralo- corticoids and excess production of male sex hormones.
There is not way to "fight" the disease, but it can be treated with glucocorticoids, e.g., predinisolone. The defect causes virilization in girls an pre-mature puberty in boys.

In brief: Hormone imbalance

Deficiency of 21 hydroxylase enzyme results in reduced synthesis of gluco- and mineralo- corticoids and excess production of male sex hormones.
There is not way to "fight" the disease, but it can be treated with glucocorticoids, e.g., predinisolone. The defect causes virilization in girls an pre-mature puberty in boys.
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