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Does a electrolyte panel show an adrenal insufficiency?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

An electrolyte panel does not diagnose adrenal insufficiency but it can provide clues about a possible adrenal problem. Patient with adrenal insufficiency can have low glucose, low sodium and high potassium on an electrolyte panel.

In brief: Possibly

An electrolyte panel does not diagnose adrenal insufficiency but it can provide clues about a possible adrenal problem. Patient with adrenal insufficiency can have low glucose, low sodium and high potassium on an electrolyte panel.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

Depends on the extent and severity of adrenal insufficiency.
Isolated cortisol defiency usually presents with headaches, low bs, hypotension and sometimes abdominal pain. Extensive ai that involves the loss of cells that produce aldosterone on the other hand can lead to electrolyte derangement such as low sodium and high pottasium.

In brief: Not always

Depends on the extent and severity of adrenal insufficiency.
Isolated cortisol defiency usually presents with headaches, low bs, hypotension and sometimes abdominal pain. Extensive ai that involves the loss of cells that produce aldosterone on the other hand can lead to electrolyte derangement such as low sodium and high pottasium.
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