Sunday, December 11, 2016
Cortisol insufficiency in dogs.
The adrenal glands cause problems for a lot of dogs. The very overactive adrenal gland is very commonly misdiagnosed because the stressed body needs more cortisol to cope with stress. But the underactive adrenal gland is very commonly under diagnosed. The majority of veterinary internists today recognize just cortisol insufficiency, when the disease commonly called Addison's disease that's a difficult name, Addison's or hypo (lack of) adrenal cortical. It's difficult because there are three parts of the adrenal cortex and the classic Addison's includes the electrolyte imbalance. This is the classic slow heartbeat, so forth. But now, the papers being published are talking about 60 or 70 percent of hypo — lack of — adrenal gland function — is just cortisol insufficiency. continue