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What is the definition or description of: Adrenal gland disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Adrenal gland disorders?

Adrenal gland prob: What is the definition or description of: Adrenal gland disorders? ANS: I specialize in these and there are more than 100. It is as disorder that has its origin in the adrenal gland. Some are congenital, some acquired, some due to infections, some do to not enough hormone, some due to too much, some due to cancer, some due to medications, some due to immune problems, some due to surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Orr
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Pheochromocytoma (Definition)

A tumor of the adrenal gland. The adrenal glands are small organs that sit above the kidneys and secrete important hormones that are responsible for maintain body fluid and electrolyte levels and helps people respond to stress. A pheochromocytoma can cause the release of too much stress hormone such as epinephrine, leading to periodic increases in blood pressure, flushing, and ...Read more


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Virilization (Adrenal Gland Disorders) I would like to know what this means because i was just told i have it and would like to know what causes it.

Virilization (Adrenal Gland Disorders) I would like to know what this means because i was just told i have it and would like to know what causes it.

Virilization Adrenal: 27F has been told she had adrenal virilizaiton and want to know what it is? Virilization means many things but especially hair growth were you don't want it in a woman and high blood pressure (HBP). Facial hair runs in families. Do women in your family have excess facial hair? If not then need to find cause in you as can be dangerous or due to a cancer. Soon you can do pictures here. Worth 1000 w. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumour)?

How do I know if I have pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumour)?

Laboratory tests: There are symptoms commonly associated with a pheochromocytoma and there are specific tests of the blood and urine (metanephrines and catecholamines) that can indicate or suggest the presence or absence of a pheochromocytoma. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of selegine for a patient who has a pheochromocytoma (tumor of adrenal gland)?

Not sure: I am a big supporter of selegeline for parkinson's disease, cognitive impairment, and erectile dysfunction. However, not sure regarding any benefits for pheochromocytoma. That being said, there are no serious side effects from selegeline. Best treatment for pheochromocytoma is surgery. Surgery is very effective and will usually provide a complete cure! ...Read more

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What are the effects of adrenal gland disorders in pregnancy?

What are the effects of adrenal gland disorders in pregnancy?

Depends.: The effects on the pregnancy/baby may vary according to what particular hormone/corticosteroid is produced in excess or not produced. A general concern in these situations is the excess production of androgens (e.g. Male hormones) that could have virilizing (masculinizing) affects on the fetus. ...Read more

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Can pheochromocytoma cause brain lesions if left untreated or unseen? Also which body parts can they be found in? Just adrenal glands or other organs?

Can pheochromocytoma cause brain lesions if left untreated or unseen? Also which body parts can they be found in? Just adrenal glands or other organs?

Only on top of the: Adrenals, not in them. I've never heard of them causing brain lesions. The symptoms can be robust and Anxiety is a big complaint, but many other chemicals can be out of whack besides Adrenaline. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adrenal gland disorder?

What are the symptoms of adrenal gland disorder?

Adrenal: The adrenal comprises 2 major parts - one that mediates " adrenalin" or catecholamines and the other that controls cortisone release, androgens, and a salt- retentive hormone called aldosterone. Depending on which part is affected symptoms differ. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adrenal gland disorder?

What sort of problem is an adrenal gland disorder?

Endocrine: I will refer this to experts in endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology. Thanks for asking this important question. ...Read more

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What causes an adrenal gland disorder, and what are the symptoms?

High or Low function: Here is a good reference http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/adrenal/endo_description.Aspx.

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Is it true that eczema is related to adrenal gland disorder? How?

Is it true that eczema is related to adrenal gland disorder? How?

Eczema and adrenals: The answer is no, they are not related. Adrenal failure (addison's) can include some hyperpigmentation and/or vitiligo, but not eczema. I wondered why you asked; i see that the "adrenal fatigue" blogs are full of this nonsense. "adrenal fatigue" is a fake diagnosis. The people who are pushing "adrenal fatigue" are trying to link all the ills of mankind together. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about an adrenal gland disorder?

Could you tell me about an adrenal gland disorder?

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 and find some articles on adrenal gland disorders - there are many articles that are easy to read and understand. You could also go to your Public Library and look at some books about hormones. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the adrenal gland disorder where the adrenal glands either fail to shut off or don't work at all?

Please help! what is the adrenal gland disorder where the adrenal glands either fail to shut off or don't work at all?

Adrenal disorders: Adrenal failure is called addison's disease. An overactive adrenal (often driven by the pituitary) is called cushing's syndrome. Both are relatively rare. ...Read more

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Mom with DLB diagnosed with benign tumor on adrenal gland in February. One month later I'm told she has Stage 3 Kidney Disease based on blood work. ?

Mom with DLB diagnosed with benign tumor on adrenal gland in February. One month later I'm told she has Stage 3 Kidney Disease based on blood work. ?

Not sure: Dx of a benign adrenal tumor is made on scan with a solitary small nodule in adrenal. Occassionally known mets to adrenal appear as small nodules iel lung, melanoma, breast to adrenal. If kidney tumor was present it would have shown up on scan. Dx of kidney cancer not made on blood test, there is no marker for kidney. Angiogram, PET/CAT and bx of lesion used to make dx. ...Read more

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Could one live without an adrenal gland?

Adrenal: There is an adrenal gland attached to both kidneys. If you no longer have active adrenal glands you must follow your doctor's advice about necessary hormone replacement. If both adrenal glands are working fine, or you are taking the right medicine if you have no adrenals enjoy life! ...Read more

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How does my adrenal gland affect my body?

How does my adrenal gland affect my body?

Often, yes: Addison's disease is an autoimmune disease which harms the cortex of the adrenal glands. However, anything that damages the adrenal cortex can also cause primary adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have problems with my adrenal gland?

How to tell if I have problems with my adrenal gland?

See endocrinologist: Hi. Many types of adrenal problems are possible, including under-production and over-production of various hormones, tumors (benign or malignant), hemorrhage, infection, etc, etc. See an endocrinologist if your doctor thinks you have an adrenal problem. ...Read more

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I might have the human adrenal gland be used as a drug, is that possible?

No: It would cause severe allergic reactions and potentially even death. Plus, i don't know anyone who wants to donate their adrenals. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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How does one come to know that their adrenal gland is not functioning properly?

How does one come to know that their adrenal gland is not functioning properly?

You'll be sick: Adrenal glands don't malfunction very often, and if they do, you'll be sick enough that it will be readily apparent. If they don't produce enough cortisone, symptoms are weight loss, weakness, low blood pressure, etc. Which are fairly obvious. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Adrenal Gland Disorders (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Adrenal gland disorders? ANS: I specialize in these and there are more than 100. It is as disorder that has its origin in the adrenal gland. Some are congenital, some acquired, some due to infections, some do to not enough hormone, some due to too much, some due to cancer, some due to medications, some due to immune problems, ...Read more