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Doctor insights on: Can Adrenal Adenomas Cause Excessive Fatigue And Weakness

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Adenoma (Definition)

Adenoma is a term for a harmless tumor of gland tissue, including glands found in the intestines, kidney, ...Read more


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Been 5 yrs of weakness, fatigue, mental fog, many medical tests. Platelets almost normal now from high. How to approach dr concern of adrenal issues?

Been 5 yrs of weakness, fatigue, mental fog, many medical tests. Platelets almost normal now from high. How to approach dr concern of adrenal issues?

Adrenal Insufficienc: The generalized symptoms you describe may be related to a number of varied conditions. Various blood studies might well give you provider a clue as to their source. Your symptoms may be consistent with either adrenal insufficiency or suppression, but if that were the case you would have many more symptoms. Various blood studies, such as cortisol levels and an acth suppression test can help. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me?! shortness of breathe, vertigo, weakness, have issues for 4 years now. Is this adrenal fatigue? Or candida overgrowth? Or lyme?

Can anyone help me?! shortness of breathe, vertigo, weakness, have issues for 4 years now. Is this adrenal fatigue? Or candida overgrowth? Or lyme?

U need a good doctor: If there is a rational explanation for this prolonged illness it may require a lengthy and detailed evaluation. Suggest you begin with an internist or infectious disease expert and let them dictate the need for other forms of consultative input. ...Read more

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Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?

Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?

Unlikely, but: There is no way over the internet to do diagnoses. Check w/your doctor. It should be easy to test for and resolve your questions. ...Read more

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Could muscle weakness and rapid heart rate when standing up and out and about be due to adrenal fatigue? I've been feeling this way for a month.

Could muscle weakness and rapid heart rate when standing up and out and about be due to adrenal fatigue? I've been feeling this way for a month.

Unlikely : Adrenal deficiencies are very uncommon. More benign causes are more likely. You could have low blood pressure and positional rise in your heart rate could be connected to that - the heart is trying to make up for a positional drop in blood pressure. This is called orthostasis.Also make sure you are well hydrated. Viral syndromes - usually benign and self limited - can cause a sense of weakness. ...Read more

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Causes of weight loss despite eating like pig (fast food, mini muffins, sugared bevs)? Normal CBC. Low-end salivary cortisol. Other Sx are fatigue, sleep issues, and excessive urination. More likely adrenal failure or cancer, and what kind?

Causes of weight loss despite eating like pig (fast food, mini muffins, sugared bevs)?  Normal CBC.  Low-end salivary cortisol.  Other Sx are fatigue, sleep issues, and excessive urination.  More likely adrenal failure or cancer, and what kind?

Rule out diabetes: And not diabetic? Doubt cancer. And why would you have adrenal failure out of the blue? Not a chronic steroid user, are you? Or had recent infection? Sounds like you need to see an endocrine if your PCP can‘t figure it out. Could be an autoimmune thing, too. ...Read more

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Can 5mg of isotretinoin cause tiredness and weakness? I doubt it.

Can 5mg of isotretinoin cause tiredness and weakness? I doubt it.

Isotrentoin: There can be significant side effects so contact the prescribing doctor and discuss ...Read more

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What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

Many causes: In your age group, may consider spinal stenosis, poor blood flow to legs, such as intermittent claudication, myasthenia gravis or muscle disease, peripheral nerve issues, spinal cord compression caused by neck degeneration. But could well be a benign problem, such as deconditioning, gaining weight, having thyroid issues, even depression your doctor can sort all of this out. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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