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Rebuilding Adrenal Glands After Steroid Therapy
How long after going off steroids can someone expect their adrenal glands to recover and function by themselves again?
Surgical removal: Whenever possible, adrenal cell carcinoma is removed with an operation. This is feasible if the cancer is limited to the adrenal gland without spread to other parts of the body. If there is spread, or if the tumor is too large to be safely removed with an operation, there are limited chemotherapy options available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Should there be loss of adrenocortical function, steroid replacement is advocated to rebuild the normal stamina. ...Read more
Metastasis: Occasionally cancer from another part of the body will metastasize (spread) to one or even both of the adrenal glands. Among the common cancers that will sometimes spread in this way are renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), melanoma (a type of skin cancer), lung cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer and lymphoma (lymph node cancer). Considering tumor of lung or lymphoma as source of enlargment ...Read more
How is life without adrenal glands/quality of life? Frequent tiredness? Gaining weight? I have primary hyperaldosteronism.
Life with no adrenal: Your life will depend on you taking cortisol every day for the rest of your life. If u run out you will die in a few days or sooner if you are injured and do not get cortisol. Avoid losing both adrenals if at all possible. Join our group with primary Aldo where we have over 1,000. It is at yahoo. Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addison's disease: Chronic adrenal insufficiency, hypocortisolism, and hypoadrenalism) is a rare endocrine disease. The adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids). It may produce relatively nonspecific symptoms, such as abdominal pain and weakness, and generally diagnosed by lab tests and imaging studies. ...Read more
My friend has a condition called 'addison's disease' which is a fault with his adrenal glands. If I'm a match, can I donate?
Cah and addison' are 2 distinct conditions but share adrenal glands insuficiency. Now, how are they distinguished if it is one or the other?
Lovely adrenals: You're referring only to the interior part of the adrenal glands (medulla) -- with norepinephrine and epinephrine. The adrenal gland also has a cortex that secretes steroid hormones, without which you'd die. Aldosterone helps control your electrolyte balance and blood pressure, so that you can stand up without fainting. The adrenal cortex makes glucocorticoids & sex steroids from cholesterol. ...Read more
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