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What are some possible adrenals problems?

What are some possible adrenals problems?

Several: The adrenals are actually 4 glands - the adrenal medulla which makes adrenaline and the cortex with 3 zones making different types of hormones. These glands can under or oversecrete the hormones, or form lumps which can be cancerous or benign. ...Read more

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Are adrenal problems a common cause of hypertension?

Are adrenal problems a common cause of hypertension?

Not common but: Very plausible cause of secondary hypertension. Hyperaldosteronism including Liddle syndrome and adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's or steroid excess, and glucocorticoid resistance are all adrenal problems associated with severe hypertension. There are other tumors in the adrenal medulla such as pheochromocytoma or paragangliomas can also cause severe hypertension. ...Read more

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Is congenital adrenal problem like cah always serious and why?

Is congenital adrenal problem like cah always serious and why?

Not always: Unless it's onset is with birth and associated with severe salt wasting (that's why it's part of the newborn screen in all 50 states). It's carrier rate is quite common however, almost 1 in 40 so many people ate walking around without knowing they are carriers! ...Read more

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Should I delay colonoscopy if I am being tested for adrenal problems includingpheochromocytoma?

Should I delay colonoscopy if I am being tested for adrenal problems includingpheochromocytoma?

Depends: If the colonoscopy is not urgently needed, I would delay. Pheochromocytoma is an uncommon but deadly disease. If you have it it should be adequately treated or controlled before proceeding with procedures requiring anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can sudden severe hypertension be related to an adrenal problem if no other risk factors present and otherwise healthy?

Can sudden severe hypertension be related to an adrenal problem if no other risk factors present and otherwise healthy?

Sudden HTN: Yes but rare. So have your Dr. Do a test for pheochromocytoma as well as a detailed medial history and physical exam and labs to search for the cause. You may want to join our group of over 1, 300 pts like you at Yahoo Groups: hyperaldosteronism. ...Read more

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Is drinking 14 cups of water with hashimoto's and adrenal problems bad?

Is drinking 14 cups of water with hashimoto's and adrenal problems bad?

Water intoxication: It depends on how big the cups are. If they are bigger than 4oz cups then 14 cups per day is way too much. It can lead to significant electrolyte abnormalities which can have significant effects with regard to the above mentioned problems. Cut back the water intake to 1/2 of what you are currently doing. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of an adrenal problem including pheochromocytoma but my doctor refuses to test me. Where do I go from here?

I have all the symptoms of an adrenal problem including pheochromocytoma but my doctor refuses to test me. Where do I go from here?

Go elsewhere: Find another doctor. Ask friends/family for someone they like. It appears that ur not on any blood pressure meds which makes pheo less likely, btw. It is possible that by talking to you, examining you, looking at ur vitals, labs etc, there is no need for further testing. Still, if u r not happy, find another physician. ...Read more

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Am cortisol too high- taking metformin for hypoglycemic symptoms-would like to address adrenal problem also-can I take seriphos at the same time?

Am cortisol too high- taking metformin for hypoglycemic symptoms-would like to address adrenal problem also-can I take seriphos at the same time?

You sound confused: Metformin is a medication used to treat hyperglycemia (high sugars) not hypoglycemia (low sugars). A single morning cortisol level is a fairly worthless test. What makes you think you have an adrenal problem? Seriphos is a supplement that has no medical studies that show that it does anything helpful for you. ...Read more

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I have been on prednisone for 5 months. Each week, I decreased the dosage in 10 mg; I went from 40 mg to 2.5 mgand then went completely off it. I feel sick. Is it normal or do I have some adrenal problems?

I have been on prednisone for 5 months. Each week, I decreased the dosage in 10 mg; I went from 40 mg to 2.5 mgand then went completely off it. I feel sick. Is it normal or do I have some adrenal problems?

Tapering too quickly: The way to decrease or taper Prednisone is slowly but not too slowly. If you went from 40 to 30 per day that is a 25% drop and should be ok. If you went from 20 to 10 mg per day that is a 50% drop and may be too much of a decrease. The other concern is why you were on prednisone. Your underlying disease may be flaring now that you are on lower doses of prednisone. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adrenal cancer (primary or metastic) cause addisons disease. Can it also cause other adrenal problems?

Is it possible that adrenal cancer (primary or metastic) cause addisons disease. Can it also cause other adrenal problems?

Unlikely.: Involvement of the adrenals with cancer is not likely to cause adrenal insufficiency since most of the adrenal gland would need to be destroyed to produce that. ...Read more

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I suspect adrenal problems but doctors can't seem to diagnose or treat me. What should I do? Don't feel well, tired, lightheaded. Blood tests BP good

I suspect adrenal problems but doctors can't seem to diagnose or treat me. What should I do? Don't feel well, tired, lightheaded. Blood tests BP good

Adrenal problem: Of course, it would be important to discuss your symptoms with the doctor and why, specifically, you feel they are adrenal related. You describe very general symptoms with several causes, and your normal blood pressure, although not excluding adrenal disease, may lower it as a suspect. Visit your doctor. Discuss the possibilities and which tests or symptoms might hone in on your problem. ...Read more

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Is natural progesterone cream good to use for pcos, anxiety and adrenal problems? If so what days of my cycle should I apply it?

Is natural progesterone cream good to use for pcos, anxiety and adrenal problems? If so what days of my cycle should I apply it?

Stop using it.: 'Natural Progesterone creams' do not contain any Progesterone at all, and often contain plant extracts that are estrogenic in effect. In my clinical view there is no good use for these creams. Talk with your doctor about alternatives to accomplish what you need. ...Read more

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Without knowing what caused my adrenal insufficiency plus autoimmune thyroiditis, low-t, low vit. D, etc, is the adrenal problems likely to reoccur?

Without knowing what caused my adrenal insufficiency plus autoimmune thyroiditis, low-t, low vit. D, etc, is the adrenal problems likely to reoccur?

Gland problems: If you have insufficiency of adrenals, thyroid, and gonads, you may have one of the autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes. The glandular failures, when they occur in this relatively rare disorder, are usually permanent. But you need to be under the care of an endocrinologist, who is best equipped to diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o

I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o

Migraine and the: Other symptoms you mention all need to be treated and may be related. Have you been to a migraine clinic at a local hospital? Please look into that. Also, diet can trigger migraine. Food sensitivity testing, perhaps through Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas can give you more info. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes adrenal gland problems?

What causes adrenal gland problems?

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

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Is full body paresthesia a possible symptom of an adrenal gland problem? Paresthesia happens when I get excited about something.

Is full body paresthesia a possible symptom of an adrenal gland problem? Paresthesia happens when I get excited about something.

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the flight or fight response which gives rise to many physiological changes include body pains, parasthesia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more