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Adrenal Gland Disorders Pheochromocytoma
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
High or Low function: Here is a good reference http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/adrenal/endo_description.Aspx.Get a more detailed answer ›
Adrenal gland disorders are a group of disorders that affect the adrenal glands, which are small organs that sit above the kidneys that secrete important hormones. These hormones are responsible for maintaining body fluid and electrolyte levels, and helps us responds to stress. The disorders can lead to over or ...Read more
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