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can you help explain and help with what a treatment plan might be?

By March 7, 2012 - 1:44am
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i was told my pituritary gland has low cortisol and my acth level is low. i am gaing weight and i am a gasrtic by pass patient since 2008. is this why i am gaing weight b/c of this gland dysfunction. and my blood sugar level is dropping into the 40's and when i eat something to bring it up it jumps up to the 200's. should i just let it come up on it's own or should i go to the hosp?

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Hi butterflykissmom3,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Early symptoms of low cortisol can be fatigue, headache, weakness, dizziness and orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure upon standing). Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are often present as well as an inability to tolerate cold temperatures. Left untreated, the symptoms progress into muscle weakness, weight loss, dehydration, hypotension, irritability and depression. It's important to talk to your doctor about this, only he can explain the reasons for your weight gain and all other symptoms. 

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