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Re: How can I block Cortisol? farshad

Posted by ed_uk2010 on March 16, 2018, at 17:54:35

In reply to Re: How can I block Cortisol?, posted by farshad on March 16, 2018, at 11:43:07

>Ok so Say theoretically I had high cortisol which would be the best option?

Cortisol levels vary greatly throughout the day and according to circumstances. A one off 'high' blood cortisol doesn't suggest anything unless it is very severely elevated. You would not be prescribed any medication based on a one off reading.

To demonstrate that cortisol is consistently and abnormally high, you would have several tests. These may include:

A careful physical examination for signs of elevated cortisol,

a 24 hour urine collection and analysis for cortisol content (this test is often done twice),

a late night saliva test for cortisol concentration,

and an overnight dexamethasone suppression test with morning analysis of blood cortisol level.

If tests demonstrated that you had an abnormally high level of cortisol, the first step would be to investigate the cause. Scans may be done to look for tumors on the adrenal glands (CT abdomen), or the pituitary (MRI head). Cortisol excess caused by tumors are sometimes treated with surgery. Medication is generally used when the condition is inoperable.

Cortisol levels may be slightly elevated in people experiencing stress, and in people with certain mental health problems. This is treated by dealing with the mental health problem, not by blocking cortisol.

>I just wanna see what drugs I should bring up in case I do have high cortisol.

A psychiatrist or general practitioner wouldn't use anti-cortisol drugs. They are only used by endocrine specialists.




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