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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)

Pheochromocytoma is 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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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