Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is responsible for fight, flight, and fright. In Addison's disease, there are reduced cortisol levels. Low cortisol levels cause low blood pressure, low weight and appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle weakness, fatigue, and certain skin changes. Low cortisol levels can be treated with Dexamethasone, Prednisone, and Hydrocortisone tablets.
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Query: Hello doctor, I had prolactinoma diagnosed with secondary hypogonadism. I was treated with cabergoline and hydrocortisone for a few years and then taken off hydrocortisone when the adrenals began to function properly. My most recent blood tests came back normal, and I was tested for loads of other... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gynecomastia could be due to a testosterone deficiency, thyroid disorder or adrenal insufficiency in your case. Since your prolactin levels are normal and there is no further growth, it is no longer due to the prolactinoma. I would suggest you have yo... Read Full »