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Conditions Associated Pheochromocytomas
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
Yes, some: The typical symptoms of this condition are intermittent high BP which can cause headaches and episodes of anxiety. Either of these two conditions can cause concern and should be part of the differential diagnosis. Your physician should check and record your blood pressure on several(4-5 times) occasions before we can be sure that your BP is labile and needs further tests to rule out pheochromocyto. ...Read more
Blood pressure: Symptoms of pheochromocytoma may be very hard to control high blood pressure, may have intermittent spikes in high blood pressure, fast heart rate, sweating, intermittent severe headaches. It is an abnormal growth of the adrenal gland, and identified by blood tests for certain hormone level & can be seen on ct scan. ...Read more
Get tested: If you have many symptoms of pheochromocytoma, you should see your doctor to get it tested. The workup is complicated but it usually starts with 24 urine test and/or blood test. These tests are very good and if they come back normal (despite you still having symptoms), then it's unlikely that you have pheochromocytoma and it's time to look at other possible causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No stimulants: Actually any medication that increases your blood pressure or any activity that it increases your blood pressure should be avoided in this disease and you should be sure that you have a absolute correct diagnosis as it could be potentially life-threatening however under the treatment of people with experience it should not be a big deal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: The following are commonly seen with pheo: sustained or periodic elevation of BP in 85% headache in 90% generalized sweating 60% most patients do not have all three and there is a general trend to finding these tumors earlier and smaller therefore less symptomatic than the the pheos of yesteryear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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