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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia : Treatment

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia : Treatment

Treatment The goal of treatment is to return hormone levels to normal. This is done by taking a form of cortisol (dexamethasone, fludrocortisone, or hydrocortisone) every day. People may need additional doses of medicine during times of stress, such as … Read more

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Girls will usually have normal female reproductive organs (ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes). They may also have the following changes: Abnormal menstrual periods Deep voice Early appearance of pubic and armpit hair Excessive hair growth and facial … Read more

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Adrenogenital syndrome, 21-hydroxylase deficiency Definition Congenital adrenal hyperplasia refers to a group of inherited disorders of the adrenal gland. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Congenital adrenal hyperplasia can affect both boys and girls. People with congenital adrenal … Read more