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Could ACTH deficiency and cortisol hormone causes dizziness and unbalancing?

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Could a problem in acth and cortisol hormone cause of dizziness and unbalancef
Posted Sun, 20 Oct 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 1 hour later
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Yes it can

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Deficiency of ACTH and/or cortisol can cause dizziness and imbalance. Sometimes excess of these can cause these symptoms too. The pituitary gland makes ACTH that stimulates the two adrenal glands (sitting atop the kidneys) to make an important hormone called cortisol. Humans need adequate amounts of cortisol for survival and well being. Inadequate levels of ACTH/cortisol can cause a variety of symptoms including low blood pressure, weight loss and fatigue. Too much, on the other hand, typically causes weight gain, high blood pressure amongst many other problems.
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