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Using budesonide inhalator before cortisol test?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by SuckarMycket, May 3, 2015.

  1. SuckarMycket

    SuckarMycket Member

    Apr 26, 2015
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    Hi, im using asthma inhaler with budesonide, 320mg every morning and evening, the inhaler also contains medication to widen the airways for easier breathing.
    Tomorrow i have an appointment with a doctor and im going to ask for a cortisol blood test, i have no way of getting in touch with my doctor before i leave home, should i use my inhaler as usual or should i skip it?

  2. JanSz

    JanSz Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2007
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    Budesonide is a glucocorticoid steroid
    Glucocorticoids (GCs) are a class of steroid hormones that bind to the glucocorticoid receptor (GR)

    Cortisol (or hydrocortisone) is the most important human glucocorticoid.
    It is essential for life, and it regulates or supports a variety of important cardiovascular, metabolic, immunologic, and homeostatic functions.
    Various synthetic glucocorticoids are available;
    these are used either as replacement therapy in glucocorticoid deficiency or to suppress the immune system.

    cortisol blood test will give you total cortisol level in the blood

    Saliva cortisol test will give you free cortisol level
    4 or more points saliva cortisol gives idea of Circadian Rhythm
    Good circadian Rhythm is one of the most vital items for good health.
    Knowing that one have bad Circadian Rhythm is powerful information.
    Circadian Rhythm can be corrected.

    24hr urine blood test gives total amount of
    cortisol and cortisone which tells about total available cortisol
    cortisone can convert back to to cortisol

    It may be vise to study your overall cortisol situation,
    there is always a chance that you may greatly improve your health situation when knowing what to look for.


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