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afternoon cortisol

By January 24, 2013 - 11:27am
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I have ? about cortisol levels
this is my lab file

morning cortisol
1047( 138- 689)nml

it was prolonged so doctor send me to repeat it

433,1 (119- 618)(nml) morning 9am
446,4 ( 85- 460) (nml) afternoon 4pm

how you can see, morning cortisol i normal,
but i'm interesting in afternoon cortisol, because i read online, that afternoon cortisol need to be less than morning one.

and my afternoon cortisol is higher then at the morning.
Hope you have more info.
Sorry for spell english is my secound language

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Hello nickyla,

Normally, cortisol levels rise during the early morning hours and are highest about 7 a.m. Levels drop very low in the evening and during the early phase of sleep.

Cortisol levels go up when the pituitary gland releases another hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). Levels can be affected by many conditions, such as physical or emotional stress, strenuous activity, infection, or injury.

You should have a follow up appointment with your physician to discuss these lab results and what they indicate in regard to your health.


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