Are there good alternative therapies for congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Yes. There are many different types of cah. They cannot be cured - but the side effects of each - hyper or hypotension, hirsutism or virilization, etc can all be controlled by blocking the over or underactivity of the pathway steroids leading to cortisol, aldosterone and sex hormone production.
None. No recommended alternative therapies exist to treat this condition.

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What are some treatments for congenital adrenal hyperplasia in children?

Complex management. Cah is a genetic autosomal recessive diorder, lacking the enzymes that produce, cortisol & aldosterone, produce excessive male hormones results ambiguous male looking genitalia in female, male normal needs series of surgical corrections most important is very early aggressive medical management with steroids, aldosterone, electrolytes, bp, &growth, blood sugar by expert team also phyciatrist.

Do the symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia differ by gender?

Yes. Persons with the most common form congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) have a predisposition to making extra testosterone. For girls this can manifest as genitalia that is "masculinized" before birth and therefore "ambiguous" at the time of birth. Girls can also have somewhat masculinized behaviors. The testosterone levels can be lowered by therapy. Boys do not have genital or behavioral issues.

How can congenital adrenal hyperplasia affect the social life of a person?

Depends on the type. Of enzyme defect and the gender of the patient. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a group of disorders that affect the hormones produced by adrenal gland. The disorders affect electrolyte and sex hormones and may cause ambiguous sexual organs in girls. See this site for more information. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001448/.

I take 2mg Prednisolone am can I reduce this to 1mg am? I have congenital adrenal hyperplasia. I used to take 2mg on 2mg am

Ask your doctor. Do not adjust your dose of Prednisolone without discussing it with your doctor. The effects of lowering the medication too quickly to making your levels too low can make you very sick.

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia -non classical kind, what are some remedies to help with side effects of disease and medicine like steroids?

Adrenal hyperplasia. The commonest type of congenital adrenal hyperplasia is caused by deficiency of 21 hydroxylase, classical type presents at birth, but non classical may present later in early childhood or during puberty. It is difficult to answer all about it, but some salt depleted patients need to be on steroids and the patints need to be monotored for other defects, it should be trated by a pediatric endocrinologist.

How long should congenital adrenal hyperplasia last?

Forever. This is a lifelong genetic issue. Medication & monitoring can decrease the impact on one's life, but it is not like a pneumonia, it doesn't go away after treatment.

What symptoms does someone with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have?

CAH. This is due to the lack of an enzyme needed for the adrenals to make cortisol and aldosterone. The body then uses the precursors to make androgen (male hormones) instead. Symptoms for girls: deep voice, abnormal menstruation, early appearance of pubic/armpit hairs, genitials looking both male and female...For boys: deep voice, enlarged penis, small testes, early appearance of pubic, armpit hair...
CAH symptoms. In females, it depends on whether it's classical or not. In classicals there is more severe early onset salt wasting and genital ambiguity. Much more common late onset non-classicals with lesser adrenal enzyme deficiencies have excessive hair growth, virilization, oligomenorrhea, and/or inferlility.