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Suggest treatment for low cortisol levels?

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Posted on Fri, 7 Oct 2016
Question: Hello My question is what is the treatment for a patient with low cortisol levels ?
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hydrocortisone is used mostly.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for asking!
The low cortisol level is treated with hydrocortisone in most of the cases. Other corticosteroids can be used too.
If it is chronic you will get instructed how to raise the dose in case of illnesses because the requirements are higher.
Hope the information will help.
Kind regards,
Dr.Mirjeta
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Brief Answer: Hydrocortisone is used mostly. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for asking! The low cortisol level is treated with hydrocortisone in most of the cases. Other corticosteroids can be used too. If it is chronic you will get instructed how to raise the dose in case of illnesses because the requirements are higher. Hope the information will help. Kind regards, Dr.Mirjeta