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Overactive Adrenal Gland Treatment
Get treatment: I'm not sure what kind of adrenal problem you have, but if it is adrenal insufficiency, the overactive thyroid could make that much worse. Both conditions need treatment. Treatment options for an overactive thyroid include surgery to remove the thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid, and pills to block the production of thyroid hormone. ...Read more
It depends: If you have been told that you have an "overactive adrenal gland, " you must make sure you see an endocrinologist. The adrenal gland produces many different hormones, so calling it "overactive" is not clear about which of these hormones might be elevated. Some possibilities include cushings (high cortisol), pheochromocytoma (high catecholamines), and hyperaldosteronism (high aldosterone). ...Read more
Is the size of right adrenal gland 2 7cm x 3 5cm in my abdomen consider dangerous and need to remove ?
Any medical treatment ?
Depends: Most adrenal nodules this size are not dangerous and do not need to be removed. However, you should be tested to make sure the nodule is not hormonally active, because some adrenal masses can cause dangerously high blood pressure, low potassium levels, obesity, sex hormone ambiguity or other endocrine problems. Medical therapy will not shrink adrenal masses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why adrenal gland?: Unless you have cushing's syndrome, which is a rare abnormality in which the adrenal glands are producing too much cortisone, there is no treatment for the adrenal glands that will cause weight loss. Why do you think you have an adrenal gland problem? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: In patients with addison's disease, the antibodies will attack the new gland so the transplant will not last very long. The gland is also very delicate making it very hard to connect the blood vessels. Also, the treatment for addison's is steroid which will also be needed after a transplant to prevent rejection so there is no need for transplant since the treatment is the same. ...Read more
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
Most times no sympto: Kidney cysts have no symptoms and are benign adrenal tumors most of the time are symptomless and non cancerous.Rarely there is adrenal cortex carcinoma and need treatment, it is quite rare.Can cause pain, treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation. ...Read more
Need labs: He needs to see his doc to make sure the tumor is not producing extra hormones. If non functioning, he just need to follow it with another ct to track changes. There are characteristics on the ct that can clue you in whether or not this could be something significant. Adrenal carcinoma is very very rare. See the doc to eval. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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