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Adrenal Overload Symptoms
Variable symptoms: Adreno cortical cancer can cause a variety of different symptoms depending on what hormone is being made (either sex hormones, cortisol or aldosterone). For more on the symptoms (the space here is too short) i recommend viewing the following link: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/adrenalcorticalcancer/overviewguide/adrenal-cortical-cancer-overview-diagnosed. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son has all the symptoms of adrenal exhaustion. what can he take for it to help him feel better?
Symptoms in medicine: Hi. "Adrenal fatigue" is not a real entity - no such thing. Here's a very well time tested and proven philosophy of medicine: there is no symptom specific to any single disease, and no disease specific to any single symptom. Whatever symptoms your son has may be due to a disease, or associated with no disease. But at least stick to the realm of real conditions. Good luck to him! ...Read more
Acth stim test showed baseline of 17, rising to 33 43mins later. borderline and maybe a secondary adrenal issue, or just normal? symptoms for years.
If mean cortisol,,,,: If you're talking about cortisol levels rising from 17 to 33 ug/dL on under 60 min is a normal reaction after being stimulated with ACTH, however, the values are low which could signify a primary adrenal issue, like Addison's disease, or something less like an under functioning adrenal. This would likely require hormone replacement therapy if this was the case so see your Dr. for more details. ...Read more
Adrenal Crises: SYMPTOMS OF ADRENAL CRISES Fever Suddenpain in abdomen.lower Back&legs Convulsions Hyperkalemia(High level of K) High level of CALCIUM Confusion,Slurred Speech Psychosis Reduced level of glucose Reduced level of Sodium Low Blood Pressure Vomiting &Diarrhea Syncope low T4 level It is caused due to Deficiency of Cortisol.It may be due to Addison's diseaseor Crticosteride biosynthesis enzyme defect ...Read more
Hormonal: Adrenal gland has two functionally different parts and tumors of these have different symptoms. Tumors of the medulla, pheochromocytoma, cause high blood pressure and related symptoms. Cancer of the cortex, if functional, cause increased amount of corticosteroids resulting in fragile skin, fluid retention, hypertension etc. Mets produce symptoms based on organ affected by mets. ...Read more
Depends: This entirely depends on the type of tumor. If it is functional then you might have overproduction of cortical or medullary hormones, depending on location. If the tumor is destructive possible underproduction of hormones. Some tumors are metastatic from other cancers and some are just incidentally found. Therefore it's possible to also have no symptoms. ...Read more
Sometimes: The most common adrenal hormone is cortisol. This hormone has a "diurnal" or morning-evening variation. This variation is lost when there is a tumor producing this hormone, since a tumor is unchecked growth and therefore does not come under the usual control of other feedback methods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Adrenal tumors are of two major types, cortex and medullary tumors. Cortical cancers produce steroid hormones and medullary ones produce catecholemines. Medullar tumors produce high blood pressure where as symptoms of cortical tumors depend on the hormone produced. See this site for more info. http://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/your-adrenal-glands. ...Read more
Rare to have Emergen: This is often a silent growth, that is why it is found incidentally and is called an incidentaloma. If it makes hormones it may produce execess of hormones that can increase BP. So undiagnosed high BP may be its only manifest effect. But high BP is often also silent. ...Read more
Need more info: The adrenal gland makes lots of different hormones. If a patient has a functioning adrenal tumor, symptoms depend on the type of hormone the tumor makes. Certain cancers metastasize to adrenals and do not make hormones. More information on the tumor you're referring to will be helpful. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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