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Adrenal Gland Produces
What pituitary hormones cause the adrenal gland to produce mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, and androgens and estrogens including pregnenolone?
Pituitary & steroids: Hi. Pituitary ACTH regulates adrenal cortisol production; it also acutely stimulates aldosterone, but is not the principle regulator. LH principally stimulates gonadal steroid hormone production (both genders make androgens & estrogens, but in opposite dominance). Pregnenolone is early in the steroidogenic pathway in both adrenals and gonads. Good luck! ...Read more
My family doctor told me that my adrenal gland what producing to much aldosterone hormones which cause me to have low potassium is this serious?
Aldosteroneoma: Sometimes you can have a (benign) tumor on one adrenal that makes too much aldosterone. It causes hypertension and low k. It can be treated with aldactone, (spironolactone) but sometimes surgery can cure it. But sometimes it is not surgically curable. The condition is serious if not treated, mainly due to the hypertension and low k. ...Read more
I feel very hyper at night. It happens every night. I cannot rest feels like adrenal gland is way over producing. I am not taking any medication.
Mysterious: You aren't taking any medication, but are you drinking coffee or other caffeinated drinks? What about nutritional supplements or vitamins? (some people don't think of those as "medication.") has something happened that causes you to be more vigilant at night? Are you able to sleep at all? I have more questions than answers, because more info is needed to answer you well. Plz see your doctor. ...Read more
Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life; they are increased in response to stress. Adrenal failure can be from autoimmunity; adrenal overactivity from tumors. Alternative practitioners often allege “adrenal fatigue” from chronic stress. See an endocrinologist for adrenal problems. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cortisol, and androgens. The medulla primarily secretes norepinephrine and epinephrine. Functions of medulla and cortex are completely different as are the way their hormones are made and how they work. ...Read more
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