This test is performed evaluate excessive or deficient levels of cortisol in the body. It is used for the diagnosis of many diseases including, Cushing disease, Cushing syndrome, Addison disease, Secondary adrenal insufficiency, and hypopituitarism. High amount of cortisol can lead to; obesity, rounded face, thin skin, acne, muscle weakness etc. These symptoms are accompanied by high blood pressure, low potassium, high bicarbonate, high glucose levels, and sometimes diabetes. Individuals with low amount of cortisol suffer from muscle weakness, fatigue and weight loss.
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