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What Is Late-Onset adrenal hyperplasia?

A: Late-onset adrenal hyperplasia refers to a congenital endocrine disorder, associated with an enlargement of the adrenal glands, which causes increased aldosterone production and an insufficiency of cortisol. Late-onset adrenal hyperplasia, or non-classical adrenal hyperplasia (NCAH), can produce symptoms after infancy or when an individual reaches prepubescence. Some individuals may not experience symptoms until puberty or post-partum, while others never exhibit any characteristics of the disorder. Late-onset adrenal hyperplasia might not produce life-threatening...


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What Is Congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

A: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is the term used for a group of related medical conditions that affect the adrenal glands. When affected, the adrenal glands have trouble manufacturing the proper amount of hormones. Most often, cortisol is affected by this condition, but mineralocorticoids, such as aldosterone, and androgens such as testosterone can also be affected. To better understand congenital adrenal hyperplasia, it is helpful to understand exactly what the adrenal glands function is in the body. The adrenal glands are two small organs that are located above the kidneys. When functioning...
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What Are Normal Treatments For Congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

A: This sort of a situation is something you should discuss with your health professional. They are familiar with your history and other medications. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is normally treated with: Daily doses of cortisol (dexamethasone, fludrocortisone, or hydrocortisone) steroids. Illnesses, stress, and/or surgery require dosage-adjustments. If ambiguous-genitalia: Karyotyping determines gender; and surgery corrects appearances. Steroid-therapies SHOULD NOT be aburptly started or stopped, because of potential-adrenal-problems; rather dosages should be ramped-up & ramped-down. Treatment is done by taking a form of cortisol i. e. , dexamethasone, fludrocortisone, or hydrocortisone on daily basis depending on...


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What Are Normal Treatments For Congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

A: This sort of a situation is something you should discuss with your health professional. They are familiar with your history and other medications. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is normally treated with: Daily doses of cortisol (dexamethasone, fludrocortisone, or hydrocortisone) steroids. Illnesses, stress, and/or surgery require dosage-adjustments. If ambiguous-genitalia: Karyotyping determines gender; and surgery corrects appearances. Steroid-therapies SHOULD NOT be aburptly started or stopped, because of potential-adrenal-problems; rather dosages should be ramped-up & ramped-down. Treatment is done by taking a form of cortisol i. e. , dexamethasone, fludrocortisone, or hydrocortisone on daily basis depending on...


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adrenal hyperplasia on MRI

A: I''m sorry I can help you. But may I ask how high your cortisol is? Mine is slightly elevated so they think it is due to inflammation, but I have suspected adrenal issues for awhile. It has gotten so high as 40 when high end normal is 22. Can it be stress!!!! Hi! adrenal hyperplasia in conjunction with such high (!!) cortisol readings would be consistent with Cushing''s disease. Cushing''s is excessive production of cortisol. It can be caused by a benign tumor of the pituitary gland (below the brain) or by a benign tumor in the adrenal gland. If you do an online search you will find some great information about the symptoms. Not everyone has every symptom so don''t...


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Possible adrenal hyperplasia??

A: The endocrinology behind CAH is complicated as there are many different defects of several enzymes in the pathway that can lead to CAH. I am most familiar with the types that present in childhood. Your DHEA level is quite high. Your doctorl may want ot look for an adrenal tumor as well (not necessarily cancer). I would recommend you have your 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone level tested if it has not been. This test is helpful in defining if CAH is present. Your LH/FSH ratio is very suggestive of PCOS. PCOS itself can account for many of your symptoms. I am simply not familiar enough with these labs to be able to comment much further. Continued follow up with your doctor is important. You may also want to see a gynecologist regarding the PCOS issue. Best wishes....


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Late onset adrenal hyperplasia?

A: Hi Nersetep1234, I would recommend you follow up with your endocrinologist. You may want to discuss a cortisol stimulation test to see if your cortisol levels respond appropriately. It may also be appropriate to test for overall hypopituitarism (where all the pituitary hormones are low). This condition would potentially explain the development of your hypothyroidism as well as your fatigue and other symptoms quite nicely. Best wishes....


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What if my Congenital adrenal hyperplasia makes me feel different?

A: Dear jessicavikron,This disorder has been around for a very long time...we are fortunate that we live in a time where they know what the condition is and how to help in many ways. There are several groups via the Internet you can join and I''m sure your local health care provider can offer some sites too. You are fortunate that you survived your childhood...some with the disorder do not. You are here for a reason since many are not who had this...perhaps it was to help other in your situation? Perhaps it was to become a great writer...I know the ones who love you are very glad you''re here.Sue...good luck...


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mild andrenal hyperplasia

A: Dear ggladbach (Gloria): At the risk of offending you, I can categorically rule out ''Wilson''s syndrome,'' because ''Wison''s syndrome'' (not to be confused with Wilson''s disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration) is purely fictional. Since ''Wilson''s syndrome'' does not exist, there are no symptoms of it for you to have. O.K. You are probably extremely skeptical about me, right now, after I just confirmed everything you have ever read in books and websites about how physicians do not recognize ''Wison''s syndrome.'' I hope, however, that the rest of my reply will ease your reservations about my competence. The next easiest part of this reply is that adrenal hyperplasia should never be diagnosed from a CT, although a CT may suggest...


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What is hyperplasia?

A: hyperplasia is used to describe the body building extra cells in organs or tissue. This process can be completely normal, or at least not malignant, as in sebaceous hyperplasia, which causes skin cells to develop small yellow growths on the face. Perhaps the most benign form is the growth of the breasts during breastfeeding. Several forms of hyperplasia are a bit more complex, and may necessitate treatment. These include enlargement of the prostate, inflammation of the uterus, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia results from improper amounts of testosterone and estrogen, which cause...


 
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