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Treating Pheochromocytoma (Overview)

Treating Pheochromocytoma


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What are the symptoms of pheochromocytomas?

What are the symptoms of pheochromocytomas?

Blood pressure: Symptoms of pheochromocytoma may be very hard to control high blood pressure, may have intermittent spikes in high blood pressure, fast heart rate, sweating, intermittent severe headaches. It is an abnormal growth of the adrenal gland, and identified by blood tests for certain hormone level & can be seen on ct scan. ...Read more

Treating Pheochromocytoma (Overview)

Treating Pheochromocytoma


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What is pheochromocytoma? 

What is pheochromocytoma? 

Adrenal tumor: The classic triad presentation is headache, sweating and fast heart rate. Hypertension is the most common presentation. Not uncommonly the high blood pressure and high heart rate come in waves. May not be sustained, sometimes referred to as paroxsymal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Consume foods and beverages that are high in Vitamin C
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Boost your immunity by taking a multivitamin in the proper dose
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Drink plenty of fluids
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Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
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What is a pheochromocytoma like?

See below: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland. These tumors release chemicals called catecholamines which can cause high blood pressure, headaches, sweating and palpitations and rapid heart beat. The condition sometimes runs in families. The tumor can be diagnosed with urine measurements of the catecholamines. Most tumors are benign and are cured by surgical removal. ...Read more

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How is pheochromocytoma treated? 

How is pheochromocytoma treated? 

Surgery: Remove it. Phentolamine and Phenoxybenzamine are medications that are often used preoperatively to temporarily control symptoms before it's resected. ...Read more

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Treating Laryngitis (Checklist)

Rest your voice
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See a voice specialist if not better within 2 weeks
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Where are pheochromocytoma found?

Adrenal gland: This is associated with a mass or hyperplasia of the adrenal gland with elevation of your norepinephrine levels. ...Read more

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How is pheochromocytoma diagnosed?

How is pheochromocytoma diagnosed?

Options: Signs and symptoms are helpful. The 2 best tests for pheo are plasma fractionated metanephrines or 24 hrs urinary metanephrines and catecholamines. Once these are positive, imagine studies will be used to localize the tumor. ...Read more

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Treating Burns (Checklist)

For minor burns, run cool water on the area
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Cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage
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Use over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen
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What is an episode of pheochromocytoma?

Hormone release: Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a rare tumor of adrenal gland tissue. When functional they cause adrenal glands to make too much norepinephrine and epinephrine. With hormone release there are usually has three classic symptoms, headache, sweating, and heart palpitations in association with hypertension. Other conditions that can arise are anxiety, nausea, profound sweating and severe headaches : ...Read more

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What is an episode of pheochromocytoma?

Multiple: findings of tachycardia, elevated blood pressure, headache! Then flushing, chest pain, heart pain, torn aorta and more!! Medical emergency! ...Read more

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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Apply a cool moist towel to itchy areas as needed
hourly, while awake
Keep fingernails short
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Avoid scratching by covering your hands with mittens or socks
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Use calamine lotion where needed for itching
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What are the signs of a pheochromocytoma?

What are the signs of a pheochromocytoma?

Pheochromocytoma: There are whole books written about the symptoms of pheochromocytoma. Classics are hypertension, headache, hyper metabolism, hyperhidrosis, and hyper heart rate. Some will have cafe-au-lait spots. Some will have neurofibromatosis. You can google these images and see if you have them. This is a deadly disease that I specialize in and happy to do 2nd opinion to help you and your team . ...Read more

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What is an episode of pheochromocytoma like?

Too much adrenaline: These are tumors of the adrenal gland which secrete hormones that basically raise blood pressure. Can have episodic very high blood pressure, fast heart rate, skin flushing, headaches. Easy to test for with blood or urine tests. ...Read more

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Treating Sunburn (Checklist)

Apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream to the sunburned skin
3x day
Apply over-the-counter pramoxine cream for comfort, if okay with your doctor
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Wear clothes and a hat to block additional sun damage
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Is pheochromocytoma inherited or spontaneous?

Is pheochromocytoma inherited or spontaneous?

Kinda both...: Pheochromocytoma(or a fancy way to say an adrenal tumor) may follow a genetic predisposition in some patients; but in others may be random...Or 'spontaneous' as you phrase it. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis with a pheochromocytoma?

Rare but deadly: Prognosis depends on how it's treated. Please find a team of physicians who are familiar and comfortable taking care of this problem: surgeon, anesthesiologist, endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
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If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
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If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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How to know if I suffer from pheochromocytoma?

Symptoms of norepine: Most pheochomocytomas are small and under 10 cm. Occassionally they reach very large sizes growing into adjacent organs like liver. Initially symptoms are frequently not present or are very mild like sweating or rapid pulse. When full outpouring of nor epinephrine and related products are produced blood pressure may bet out of control. ...Read more

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How to tell if i suffer from pheochromocytoma?

Usual presentation: Is extreme hypertension. After that, you will need special blood tests for diagnosis. But this is a rare tumor, and other causes of hypertension are much much more common. ...Read more

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Pheochromocytoma (Definition)

A condition in which a tumor grows on the adrenal gland (a small organ that sits above the kidneys and secretes important hormones). It can cause too much stress hormone to be released, leading to increased blood pressure, flushing, ...Read more