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Are There Any Medications I Should Avoid If I Have Pheochromocytoma
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 should avoid to do or eat or anything to reduce the possibility of a pheochromocytoma attack if I am untreated yet with medication?
I am on several medications throughout the day for severe high blood pressure due to a pheochromocytoma. What can I do about extreme fatigue?
Wow: Hi. Has the pheo been resected yet? If not, your docs should be actively preparing for that. Is it on only one adrenal gland or on both, or haven't they determined that yet. Some of the BP meds before surgery can cause fatigue, dizziness, etc. Your BP regimen should get easier after successful surgery, allowing you to reduce/eliminate some BP drugs, which may help your fatigue. Best of luck! ...Read more
Adrenal tumor: The classic triad presentation is headache, sweating and fast heart rate. Hypertension is the most common presentation. Not uncommonly the high blood pressure and high heart rate come in waves. May not be sustained, sometimes referred to as paroxsymal. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland. These tumors release chemicals called catecholamines which can cause high blood pressure, headaches, sweating and palpitations and rapid heart beat. The condition sometimes runs in families. The tumor can be diagnosed with urine measurements of the catecholamines. Most tumors are benign and are cured by surgical removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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