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How can I tell whether I have adrenal insufficiency?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Aside from symptoms & physcial signs: fatigue, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, adrenal insufficiency is diagnosed through lab works (cortisol, acth, complete metabolic panel).
There is a test called acth stimulatory test that can diagnose adrenal insufficiency.This test is more involved than a blood draw but can provide your doc with useful data.

In brief: Many

Aside from symptoms & physcial signs: fatigue, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, adrenal insufficiency is diagnosed through lab works (cortisol, acth, complete metabolic panel).
There is a test called acth stimulatory test that can diagnose adrenal insufficiency.This test is more involved than a blood draw but can provide your doc with useful data.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your doctor

There are blood tests that can diagnose adrenal insufficiency.
Many symptoms mimic it, so you can't diagnose it yourself.

In brief: See your doctor

There are blood tests that can diagnose adrenal insufficiency.
Many symptoms mimic it, so you can't diagnose it yourself.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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