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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