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  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Lab Testing

    Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a collection of inherited problems of the adrenal gland. These tiny triangular organs are in the lower part of the body, just above the kidneys. They secret steroid hormones, namely cortisol, and aldosterone. In CAH, the shortage of enzymes required to produce these hormones leads to the abnormal functioning of the body.  The adrenal gland

  • Adrenal Insufficiency, Addison Disease, And Laboratory Tests

    Addison disease and Adrenal insufficiency are hormonal or endocrine disorders arising from the body’s inability to produce enough aldosterone and adrenal hormones. These conditions typically occur when there is a system malfunction, making it impossible for the body to maintain a close and timely adrenal balance.   To maintain hormonal balance, the body uses a signaling