Acth Stimulation Test

ACTH, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland that stimulates adrenal glands to produce cortisol. ACTH stimulation test is a medical test done to assess the functioning of adrenal glands by measuring adrenal stress response to the adrenocorticotrophic hormone. It is often done in cases of Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, and hypopituitarism.

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Apart from Yasmin, what can I take to control PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS, hypothyroidism and pituitary Cushing's disease. I am taking Yasmin, Glucophage 850 mg and T4 150 mg. As I have to take Metyrapone for Cushing's my doctor recommended stopping Yasmin. But if I stop it, I do not have period for months and I get acne all over my body. What can...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Metyrapone (Metopirone) is an orphan medication that holds the FDA approval (Food and Drug Administration) for the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and is occasionally used off-label for short-term treatment of Cushing’s syndrome prior to surgery. Metyrap...  Read Full »

Please suggest tests to check the functions of adrenal gland.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old man and a student of ecological solution. I do a little bit of sport. I eat a balanced diet. I have fatigue and headache when I do anaerobic exercise, and when I read a book. According to my doctor, my average blood pressure is 12.8 or 12.7. All my family members are...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All your clinical problems appear to be related to anaerobic respiration. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: For respiration, oxygen is most important - Anaerobic respiration mainly occurs because of reduced oxygen. You might require a lung function tests to...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for nightfall?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a married 33 year old male. I have been suffering from weakness during sex. In the last months, I had nightfall for about two times. I want to know the reason and remedy as well.  Read Full »


Dr. Erfana Malik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your concern. There are a number of causes for your sexual and general weakness. First of all, you need to get your blood sugar levels checked because diabetes mellitus is one of the most important causes of weakness and impotence. Besides this, ...  Read Full »

I had an ACTH stimulation test today. Should I get any physical reaction when the ACTH is in?

Query: Dear Doctor, I had an ACTH stimulation test today. Should one get any physical reaction when the ACTH is in? If one have a physical reaction is that good or bad? Or do the people who do not get any reaction are the ones who get the bad results?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for posting your query. There are certain side effects of ACTH stimulation tests (adrenocorticotropic hormone) like palpitations, sweating, anxiety and nausea. But these reactions may or may not happen in every person. If it does not happen, then it does not mea...  Read Full »

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