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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cor ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Serious problems ari: Adrenal insufficiency is a serious condition. Any stressful events can precipitate a crisis causing nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, low blood ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Primary and metastat: Functional adrenal tumors of the cental cortex region cause Cushings disease. In the cortex one finds the pheochromocytoma which can be benign or mal ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: Yes ultrsound even identifies adrenal in newborns. Technologist must purposely look for it . It usually sits above kidney.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
3 types: The adrenal gland is a double structured gland with a central medullary portion which when a tumor develops produces adrenaline like products elevatin ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Adrenal: The adrenal comprises 2 major parts - one that mediates " adrenalin" or catecholamines and the other that controls cortisone release, androgens, and a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Endocrine: I will refer this to experts in endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology. Thanks for asking this important question.
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Adrenal: What disorder do you have - too much adrenal hormone or too little? Surely you have seen a doctor about this. If not, please do so. Also go on-line an ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Different things: Usually means enlargement of adrenal gland. Enlarged adrenal gland can be seen in benign and malignant tumors, overgrowth or hyperplasia, infection, c ... Read More
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