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Do women with addison's adrenal insufficiency have low estrogen ?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not significantly
The adrenal glands produce hormones which are precursors to estrogen, but that only comprises a small amount relative to what the ovaries make.
Ovaries are the source of most estrogen in females. If menstrual cycles are irregular in properly treated addison's disease, autoimmune disease of the ovaries may need to be considered also.

In brief: Not significantly
The adrenal glands produce hormones which are precursors to estrogen, but that only comprises a small amount relative to what the ovaries make.
Ovaries are the source of most estrogen in females. If menstrual cycles are irregular in properly treated addison's disease, autoimmune disease of the ovaries may need to be considered also.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
However if both are present (i.
E ai and premature ovarian failure) then a condition called autoimmune polyglandular syndrome may be the underlying cause. Checking thyroid and calcium levels in addition to fasting glucose is needed to make sure no additional endocrine deficits are present. Obviously this must be done under the care of an endocrinologist. Good luck.

In brief: Not necessarily
However if both are present (i.
E ai and premature ovarian failure) then a condition called autoimmune polyglandular syndrome may be the underlying cause. Checking thyroid and calcium levels in addition to fasting glucose is needed to make sure no additional endocrine deficits are present. Obviously this must be done under the care of an endocrinologist. Good luck.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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