Cortisol Pumping is the use of solu-cortef used in an infusion pump programmed to dispense cortisol according to the natural circadian rhythm by programming rates of delivery into the pump. This method bypasses the gastric passage and is able to deliver cortisol 24/7. With the pumping method, an adrenal insufficient patient can receive a constant supply of cortisol and can lesson the instability experienced with oral steroid cortisol replacement. Side effects due to malabsorption can be decreased and patients have reported increased quality of life. This method has also been shown to lessen the prevalence of adrenal crises and hospitalizations due to low cortisol. This book is a patient’s guide to managing the cortisol pumping method.

As a collaborative book publication containing medical studies, clinical research and documented patient empirical evidence, Cortisol Pump 101 includes everything you need to know about the cortisol pumping method. Available on amazon in paperback and kindle ebook. 

Cortisol 101 contains the following information:

Chapter 1: Introduction

What is Adrenal Insufficiency?

Important Terms

What is Cortisol Pumping?

Common Myths

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 2: Assessments

Testing

Pre-Pump Planning

Steroid Options

Hydrocortisone Injections

Post Pump Testing

Chapter 3: Starting the Cortisol Pumping Process

Finding a Pump Friendly Physician

Choosing a Pump System

Obtaining Insurance Approval

Chapter 4: Creating a Care Plan

Prescriptions & Items Needed

Choosing a Solu-Cortef Ratio

Setting Basal Rates

Updosing and Sick Rates

Sites and Absorption Factors

Chapter 5: Life with the Pump

Exercise

Showering

Traveling

Intimacy

Surgery Protocols

Chapter 6: Resources

Appeal Letter

Adrenal Alternatives Foundation

Sources

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