Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
121 Doctors are Online

What does 24 free cortisol urine test of count 130 indicate ?

i just got lab results for 24hr free cortisol urine test my result is 130 what does this mean i have appt to see endocrinologist in august i just got lab results for 24hr free cortisol urine test. my result is 130, what does this mean. i have appt to see endocrinologist in august?any help would be much appreciated. I am 29 female who has gained over 25kg in last 18months.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jul 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  114
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome to Healthcare Magic
The urinary cortisol is high in urine. Normal level is 10-100mcg/24 hours. It could mean that you have Cushing's syndrome which means that the hormone Cortisol is high in your body. This could be the reason you are gaining weight. Also other effects like delayed wound healing, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis can occur. Endocrinologist will confirm what is causing this high hormone level. If there is problem in Pituitary gland, Adrenal gland or other source by more tests. Get your BP checked regularly and blood sugar also. Avoid high carbohydrate diet like excess rice, dosa, fatty diet, sweet diet. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Do brisk walking exercise everyday. Follow up with your Endocrinologist for proper diagnosis and management.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor