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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more


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Are naturopaths legitimate. One gave me adrenal gland extract to help with fatigue saying the extract will support my glands.Don't you just digest it?

Are naturopaths legitimate. One gave me adrenal gland extract to help with fatigue saying the extract will support my glands.Don't you just digest it?

Probably not helpful: True adrenal gland extract would contain some hormones including epinephrine which might escape digestion and increase your heart rate and blood pressure among other things. But most of it would be digested and have no effect. The "extract" they use is from untested, and unregulated sources and is unlikely to contain anything of value, let alone medical value. Save your money. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for adrenal gland cancer?

What are the alternative treatments for adrenal gland cancer?

Adrenal Cancer: Surgery to remove the adrenal gland (adrenalectomy) is often used to treat adrenocortical carcinoma. Sometimes the nearby lymph nodes are also removed. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and newer treatments - biological therapy- are available. ...Read more

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Is the size of right adrenal gland 2 7cm x 3 5cm in my abdomen consider dangerous and need to remove ? Any medical treatment ?

Is the size of right adrenal gland 2 7cm x 3 5cm in my abdomen consider dangerous and need to remove ? 
Any medical treatment ?

Depends: Most adrenal nodules this size are not dangerous and do not need to be removed. However, you should be tested to make sure the nodule is not hormonally active, because some adrenal masses can cause dangerously high blood pressure, low potassium levels, obesity, sex hormone ambiguity or other endocrine problems. Medical therapy will not shrink adrenal masses. ...Read more

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What does the adrenal gland do for a person?

What does the adrenal gland do for a person?

Adrenal gland: This is a very important hormone. I recommend you go online and look for articles designed for non-doctors that will give you a lot of understandable information about the adrenal gland and others. Once you have read a few articles and still have questions, don't hesitate to ask again! ...Read more

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What is the function of the adrenal gland in the body?

What is the function of the adrenal gland in the body?

Endocrine gland: The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and their main function is to make hormones. The adrenal glands make hormones in response to stress (cortisol, epinephrine), hormones that affect kidney function and blood pressure (aldosterone), and sex hormones (androgens). These hormones circulate all around the body to affect the target organs and tissues. ...Read more

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How should a benign adrenal gland cyst be treated ?

Hormone check: I would check hormones to make sure it is not producing extra hormones. Otherwise if hounsfield unit indicates a cyst, then no need to do anything else except follow. ...Read more

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