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Should i get a second opinion? Been diagnosed overactive adrenal hyperaldosterone, 3mo. Later and 16 pills a day and still no improvements in the labs

Should i get a second opinion? Been diagnosed overactive adrenal hyperaldosterone, 3mo. Later and 16 pills a day and still no improvements in the labs

Depends: Are you seeing a specialist? You don't need 16 pills to treat primary hyperaldosteronism. How are you being treated now? If you worry about the current regimen, a second opinion is always your choice. Good physicians should have no problem allowing their patients to seek second opinion. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as having an overactive adrenal gland. What now?

I have been diagnosed as having an overactive adrenal gland. What now?

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

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How do you treat overactive adrenal glands? Doc says my s&s sound like adrenal...Insomnia, strong pulse, dry lips and mouth, polyuria.

How do you treat overactive adrenal glands? Doc says my s&s sound like adrenal...Insomnia, strong pulse, dry lips and mouth, polyuria.

Complicated: There ar many factors to be considered. First, a solid diagnosis. You need specific tests to confirm or rule this out. Next, if you do have excess hormone, the source must be determined: pituitary tumor, adrenal tumor, or ectopic production. Next, there are several medications used temporarily but, ultimately, the treatment is surgical. Is your doctor an endocrinologist? ...Read more

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I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

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

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Is an overactive thyroid possibly due to adrenal insufficiency?

Is an overactive thyroid possibly due to adrenal insufficiency?

Autoimmune disease: I do not know that one would cause the other. However, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) and Graves disease (hyperthyroidism) are both autoimmune, and autoimmune endocrine issues often coexist, or occur in someone at different times in their life. Check out "Schmidt's syndrome". ...Read more

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Could an overactive thyroid possibly be due to adrenal insufficiency?

Could an overactive thyroid possibly be due to adrenal insufficiency?

No: Adrenal insufficiency does not cause thyroid overactivity. In fact, if your thyroid is overactive while you have adrenal insufficiency it can be very dangerous and even fatal. If you have either disorder (or particularly if you have both) contact your endocrinologist immediately! ...Read more

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Adrenal issues what are they?

See below: Go to webmd. We're only allowed 400 characters here and can't do the topic jusrice. ...Read more

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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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What are good ways i can fix burned out adrenals?

Probably not adrenal: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. Although you may be feeling the effects of chronic stress, it is seldom due to adrenal problems. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How can I recover really quickly from adrenal crash?

How can I recover really quickly from adrenal crash?

Adrenal Crash: "adrenal crash" is not a medical term. It occasionally is medical slang for the secondary adrenal insufficiency that follows prolonged exposure to steroids and abrupt withdrawal. Usually a wean of steroid is needed to avoid this crash. Fatigue following strenuous activity is not an adrenal problem. It is likely a needed recovery phase to repair muscle and rebuild glycogen stores. ...Read more

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What symptoms can you expect if your adrenals are overworked?

What symptoms can you expect if your adrenals are overworked?

Tired and wired : Fatigue, anxiety, panic, irritability, insomnia, 'brain fog, low libido, and cravings for carbs and/or salt are common acute and chronic symptoms. If it becomes more chronic there is weakening of the immune system which depends on normal adrenal function. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is adrenal disease and what causes these?

BIG question!: Too much cortisol or too much aldosterone, too little aldosterone and/or cortisol, too much catecholamine, androgens, and/or cancers. Holy cow! Big question! Cushing's, primary hyperaldosteronism, secondary hyperaldosteronism, Addison's, secondary adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (classical & non-classical), pheochromocytoma, various malignancies, hemorrhage/infarct. Big topic ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for nutri adrenal extra tablets to work?

How long is it supposed to it take for nutri adrenal extra tablets to work?

Hormone replacement: Its never a good idea to take a hormone as a supplement unless there is a deficiency. Even in some hormone deficiencies, the drawbacks to replacement outweigh the benefits. While there is some limited evidence that dhea replacement can help specific groups (people with addison's disease for example), adrenal supplements do not have proof that they work at all. ...Read more

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What kind of dr should I see, and what tests should they perform, to check on my adrenal function?

What kind of dr should I see, and what tests should they perform, to check on my adrenal function?

Adrenal: An internist can help; however, an endocrinologist is a specialist that deals with the endocrine glands of our body; test that can be perfomed to check how the adrenal gland is working may include : corticosteroid level ( cortisol), catecholamine levels( epinephrine, norepinephrine), androgen level, aldosterone level, adrenocorticotropic hormone level (acth) etc... ...Read more

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What is acute adrenal crisis?

Low cortisol state: Acute adrenal crisis is defined by the sudden drop in Hydrocortisone (or its equivalent) in the body, prompting acute physiological changes such as low blood sugar, lethargy, nausea, low blood pressure and sometimes even coma and death. Immediate steroid replacement is needed to reverse the above either via mouth (if the individual is stable and able to swallow) or via intra muscular/intravenous. ...Read more

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What exactly is an adrenal crisis?

What exactly is an adrenal crisis?

Life threatening: Your adrenal glands make hormones which help to maintain normal salt and sugar levels in your blood as well as normal blood pressure. An adrenal crisis is a severe presentation of adrenal insufficiency which is life threatening due to potential problems with severely low blood pressure, in addition to very abnormal salt and sugar levels. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

Many: Most, less than 3 cm can be watched as they are unlikely to be cancers. However, some small tumors can make excess cortisol, aldosterone, male hormones or adrenalin. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what an adrenal nodule is?

Please tell me what an adrenal nodule is?

Adrenal nodule: is a small mass in the adrenal gland. The vast majority of adrenal nodules incidentally detected on imaging studies are benign adenomas. These require no treatment, and generally have characteristic appearances on CT and MRI that enable a confident diagnosis without biopsy. If they don't have these characteristics, they may need follow up or biopsy because neoplasm/cancer is a possibility. ...Read more

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Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Generally not: Adrenal gland "issues" are not common. If you have low grade fevers they are usually due to infection or inflammation. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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