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What should people treated with HGH know about adrenal crisis?

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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: In general, nothing

Hgh tx does not involve the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, & should not produce adrenal suppression or increased risk for an adrenal crisis.
The pre-treatment evaluation should have included a broader assessment of the patient's hormones and should have identified a possible acth deficiency. If such deficiency were present but unrecognized, there would in fact be risk of an adrenal crisis.

In brief: In general, nothing

Hgh tx does not involve the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, & should not produce adrenal suppression or increased risk for an adrenal crisis.
The pre-treatment evaluation should have included a broader assessment of the patient's hormones and should have identified a possible acth deficiency. If such deficiency were present but unrecognized, there would in fact be risk of an adrenal crisis.
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Talk with MD

If an individual is diagnosed with gh deficiency, then hypopitiuitarism is a possible cause and in that case, the adrenal axis is ought to be looked at as a drop in cortisol level (i.
E adrenal crisis) can ensue especially if thyroid replacement was started as part of hypopituitarism replacement therapy plan.

In brief: Talk with MD

If an individual is diagnosed with gh deficiency, then hypopitiuitarism is a possible cause and in that case, the adrenal axis is ought to be looked at as a drop in cortisol level (i.
E adrenal crisis) can ensue especially if thyroid replacement was started as part of hypopituitarism replacement therapy plan.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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