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are there any medications i should avoid if i have pheochromocytoma

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Patient information is available from the national adrenal disease foundation (nadf) 505 northern blvd; great neck, ny 11021. Email nadfmail@aol.Com.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Monoamino oxidase inhibitors, aged cheeses, decongestants, Cocaine and its derivatives to include some.

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
not a lot: There is not a lot you can do. The attacks are unpredictable. The excess adrenaline comes from the adrenal. Foods high in tyramine may exacerbate th ... Read More
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Dont wait: If you have the diagnosis take your Alpha blockers stat, diet low in tyramine might helpa little. Do not wait.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Have it treated: Are you having the pheochromocytoma treated with surgical excision? Your doctors should have you on a specific course of pre-operative medical therapy ... Read More
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Several too many: It is a catacalamine producing tumor, so any drug that stimulates it, has to be avoided likedopamine receptor antgonists , veralipride, metodoprimid ... Read More
Dr. Alan Faustino
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No stimulants: Actually any medication that increases your blood pressure or any activity that it increases your blood pressure should be avoided in this disease an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
14 years experience Cardiology
Talk to your doctor.: Those are both serious conditions. You should talk to your doctor before taking anything. You should probably see an endocrinologist.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Wow: Hi. Has the pheo been resected yet? If not, your docs should be actively preparing for that. Is it on only one adrenal gland or on both, or haven't th ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
A tumor: Pheochromocytoma is a chatecholamine producing tumor. Catecholamines include Epinephrine and norepinephrine. The tumors are most often in the adrenal ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
50 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland. These tumors release chemicals called catecholamines which can cause high blood pressure, headaches, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Surgery: Removing the adrenal is the appropriate treatment. These tumors produce hormones that increase the blood pressure to dangerous levels, so it is impor ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Adrenal gland: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor that produces catecholamine hormones like Adrenalin which cause elevated blood pressure. The tumor is usually found in th ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Blood or urine tests: The diagnosis is made by finding abnormal catecholamines (hormones that elevate pulse and blood pressure) in the blood or urine. Once the diagnosis i ... Read More

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