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Adrenal issues what are they?

See below: Go to webmd. We're only allowed 400 characters here and can't do the topic jusrice. ...Read more

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What are some possible adrenals problems?

What are some possible adrenals problems?

Several: The adrenals are actually 4 glands - the adrenal medulla which makes adrenaline and the cortex with 3 zones making different types of hormones. These glands can under or oversecrete the hormones, or form lumps which can be cancerous or benign. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can fix burned out adrenals?

Probably not adrenal: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. Although you may be feeling the effects of chronic stress, it is seldom due to adrenal problems. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How can I recover really quickly from adrenal crash?

How can I recover really quickly from adrenal crash?

Adrenal Crash: "adrenal crash" is not a medical term. It occasionally is medical slang for the secondary adrenal insufficiency that follows prolonged exposure to steroids and abrupt withdrawal. Usually a wean of steroid is needed to avoid this crash. Fatigue following strenuous activity is not an adrenal problem. It is likely a needed recovery phase to repair muscle and rebuild glycogen stores. ...Read more

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What symptoms can you expect if your adrenals are overworked?

What symptoms can you expect if your adrenals are overworked?

Tired and wired : Fatigue, anxiety, panic, irritability, insomnia, 'brain fog, low libido, and cravings for carbs and/or salt are common acute and chronic symptoms. If it becomes more chronic there is weakening of the immune system which depends on normal adrenal function. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is adrenal disease and what causes these?

Please tell me what is adrenal disease and what causes these?

BIG question!: Too much cortisol or too much aldosterone, too little aldosterone and/or cortisol, too much catecholamine, androgens, and/or cancers. Holy cow! Big question! Cushing's, primary hyperaldosteronism, secondary hyperaldosteronism, Addison's, secondary adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (classical & non-classical), pheochromocytoma, various malignancies, hemorrhage/infarct. Big topic ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for nutri adrenal extra tablets to work?

How long is it supposed to it take for nutri adrenal extra tablets to work?

Hormone replacement: Its never a good idea to take a hormone as a supplement unless there is a deficiency. Even in some hormone deficiencies, the drawbacks to replacement outweigh the benefits. While there is some limited evidence that dhea replacement can help specific groups (people with addison's disease for example), adrenal supplements do not have proof that they work at all. ...Read more

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What kind of dr should I see, and what tests should they perform, to check on my adrenal function?

What kind of dr should I see, and what tests should they perform, to check on my adrenal function?

Adrenal: An internist can help; however, an endocrinologist is a specialist that deals with the endocrine glands of our body; test that can be perfomed to check how the adrenal gland is working may include : corticosteroid level ( cortisol), catecholamine levels( epinephrine, norepinephrine), androgen level, aldosterone level, adrenocorticotropic hormone level (acth) etc... ...Read more

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What is acute adrenal crisis?

What is acute adrenal crisis?

Low cortisol state: Acute adrenal crisis is defined by the sudden drop in Hydrocortisone (or its equivalent) in the body, prompting acute physiological changes such as low blood sugar, lethargy, nausea, low blood pressure and sometimes even coma and death. Immediate steroid replacement is needed to reverse the above either via mouth (if the individual is stable and able to swallow) or via intra muscular/intravenous. ...Read more

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What exactly is an adrenal crisis?

What exactly is an adrenal crisis?

Life threatening: Your adrenal glands make hormones which help to maintain normal salt and sugar levels in your blood as well as normal blood pressure. An adrenal crisis is a severe presentation of adrenal insufficiency which is life threatening due to potential problems with severely low blood pressure, in addition to very abnormal salt and sugar levels. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

Many: Most, less than 3 cm can be watched as they are unlikely to be cancers. However, some small tumors can make excess cortisol, aldosterone, male hormones or adrenalin. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what an adrenal nodule is?

Please tell me what an adrenal nodule is?

Adrenal nodule: is a small mass in the adrenal gland. The vast majority of adrenal nodules incidentally detected on imaging studies are benign adenomas. These require no treatment, and generally have characteristic appearances on CT and MRI that enable a confident diagnosis without biopsy. If they don't have these characteristics, they may need follow up or biopsy because neoplasm/cancer is a possibility. ...Read more

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Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Generally not: Adrenal gland "issues" are not common. If you have low grade fevers they are usually due to infection or inflammation. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a spot on the adrenal glad mean?

What does a spot on the adrenal glad mean?

maybe nothing: All glands form nodules, usually benign. It is common to identify adrenal nodules on ct scans that are done for some other reason. If the nodule is. ...Read more

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Is a laparoscopic removal of adrenals safe?

Is a laparoscopic removal of adrenals safe?

Agree with Dr Young: Surgeon experience is critical for best outcome in any surgery. Find a surgeon who does this surgery regularly- likely an endocrine surgeon does this more often than a general surgeon. ...Read more

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How is cortisol related to an adrenal imbalance?

How is cortisol related to an adrenal imbalance?

Too Much/Too Little: While the adrenal gland makes several hormones, too little or too much cortisol is usually the problem for adrenals that are under- or overactive. Adrenal insufficiency, or failure, causes weight loss, muscle weakness, low blood pressure, and can be fatal. In cushing's syndrome (too much cortisol) weight gain, the face may be round, and there is increased risk for diabetes and high bp. ...Read more

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Does duromine have an effect on adrenal function?

Does duromine have an effect on adrenal function?

Potentially: Duromine is the stimulant phentermine. It can put a stress on your body, but usually not enough to do any real harm unless you exceed recommended doses. Also, you're on t3, (liothyronine) which is unsafe and inappropriate. Brand name T4 replacement is safer and more effective. ...Read more

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How can one go about get a adrenal stress index?

How can  one go about get a adrenal stress index?

Why do you need this: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, which are stress hormones. People who are stressed out are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is seldom true. Poor adrenal function is rare, but is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test, and not by measuring a few blood or saliva levels. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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What is meant by an adrenal blockade before surger?

What is meant by an adrenal blockade before surger?

Depends: Sometimes, if there is concern for a particular tumor called a pheochromocytoma, which release adrenaline, then you will want to use drugs that block adrenaline to keep your blood pressure safe during the surgery. Also, sometimes before a surgery you can embolize and block some of the blood flow going to the gland to make the surgery easier. ...Read more

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What should I do if I experience an adrenal crisis?

What should I do if I experience an adrenal crisis?

Why would it happen?: What makes you think you will have an adrenal crisis. Did you have adrenalectomy or addison's disease? Did your doctor advise you to wear a medic alert bracelet? ...Read more

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