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Guide to Diabetes

What are Adenal Steroid Hormones? 

Adrenal glands

The bodys’ natural steroid hormones are essential to health and the normal healthy response to stress and illness. 
 

The adrenal glands are found just above each kidney and normally produce a steroid hormone known as “Cortisol”.


Cortisol

 

Cortisal is present in the blood of all normal people and is essential for a normal healthy life.

Cortisol levels vary considerably, during the day it is normally at its highest level first thing in the morning and then falls through the day to very low levels during sleep.
 

What if there is not enough hormones?


People who fail to make enough steriod hormone generally feel weak and unwell, tend to have a low blood pressure and may become dangerously ill when “stressed” by another illness or accident.

This is why you need replacement if you have a steroid deficiency. For more information download the leaflets at the end of the page 

 

Useful Links 



More on endocrine problems

 


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Hydrocortisone

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Overweight and obesity

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Steroid Replacement therapy

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