Cortisol Test

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Last Updated: 03 May 2022

Cortisol is a hormonal agent that affects practically every body organ and tissue in your body. A cortisol test gauges the degree of cortisol in your saliva, urine, or blood. It might mean you have a disorder of your adrenal glands if your cortisol levels are too high or too low. Other names: urinary cortisol, salivary cortisol, free cortisol, dexamethasone reductions test, DST, ACTH stimulation test, blood cortisol, plasma cortisol, plasma A cortisol test is used to aid detect disorders of the adrenal gland. Symptoms of Cushing's disorder include: Obesity, especially in the torso; High blood pressure; High blood glucose; Purple touches on the stomach; Skin that contusions conveniently; Muscle weakness; Women may have uneven menstruation durations and excess hair on the face. You might need a cortisol test if you have symptoms of an adrenal dilemma, a dangerous problem that can occur when your cortisol levels are extremely low.

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