Proctocort

What is Proctocort?

Cortisol is a steroid hormone, in the glucocorticoid class of hormones, and is produced in humans by the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex within the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress and low blood glucose.

It functions to increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis, to suppress the immune system, and to aid in the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrate. It also decreases bone formation.

Hydrocortisone (INN, USAN, BAN) is a name for cortisol when it is used as a medication. Hydrocortisone is used to treat people who lack adequate naturally generated cortisol. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines needed in a basic health system.

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just saw a thin red line of blood on my stool. urine is a yellow color. I do have hemmroids. Do not have insurance to cover a doctor's visit.

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just saw a thin red line of blood on my stool. urine is a yellow color. I do have hemmroids. Do not have insurance to cover a doctor's visit.

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