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Symptoms Of Adrenal Imbalance In Women
Too Much/Too Little: While the adrenal gland makes several hormones, too little or too much cortisol is usually the problem for adrenals that are under- or overactive. Adrenal insufficiency, or failure, causes weight loss, muscle weakness, low blood pressure, and can be fatal. In cushing's syndrome (too much cortisol) weight gain, the face may be round, and there is increased risk for diabetes and high bp. ...Read more
Safe, but ineffectiv: If you truly have adrenal insufficiency, dhea alone is not adequate replacement, and you will need additional hormones including glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids. "adrenal imbalance", "adrenal fatigue" etc are really pseudo-diseases, not well characterized, and it probably won't hurt to take dhea. ...Read more
How do u no if u have a chemical imbalance n how do u fix it. Do adrenal gland have anything to do with it. Do they ever stop sending adrenaline?
No such disease: A "chemical imbalance" is not a medical disorder. People use it to describe various disorders or symptoms. Problems with the adrenal glands occur, but they are rare and should be diagnosed by an endocrinologist. "adrenal fatigue" is not a medical diagnosis. If you have particular symptoms, they need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Could adrenals and other hormone imbalances cause hyperthyroid every year for 4, 5 mos and normalizes by itself. When thyroid is normal-feel unwell. Pls?
I am having a hormonal imbalance or adrenal fatigue w/major insomnia. What will help me sleep. Open to herbs. Seen several md's without much luck.?
19 yrs girl overmasturbation externally 5 or 6 times a day causes harmonal imbalance, vitamin deficiency or adrenal gland problems in body?
None of the above.: Masturbation no matter the frequency does not cause any of those things, or hair loss, or insanity or moral depravity. None of those. However it can cause a sense of guilt if you have grown up being told that - this can then lead to symptoms that make you wonder if you have disease or not. ...Read more
SYMPTOMS OF ADRENAL CRISES
Suddenpain in abdomen. Lower Back&legs
Hyperkalemia (High level of K)
High level of CALCIUM
Confusion, Slurred Speech
Reduced level of glucose
Reduced level of Sodium
Low Blood Pressure
low T4 level
It is caused due to Deficiency of Cortisol. It may be due to Addison's diseaseor Crticosteride biosynthesis enzyme defect ...Read more
Hormonal: Adrenal gland has two functionally different parts and tumors of these have different symptoms. Tumors of the medulla, pheochromocytoma, cause high blood pressure and related symptoms. Cancer of the cortex, if functional, cause increased amount of corticosteroids resulting in fragile skin, fluid retention, hypertension etc. Mets produce symptoms based on organ affected by mets. ...Read more
Adrenal exhaustion: The adrenals don't get exhausted. They either don't work (=Addison's disease) or they work. If your son has fatigue, or other sx, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son has all the symptoms of adrenal exhaustion. What can he take for it to help him feel better?
Symptoms in medicine: Hi. "Adrenal fatigue" is not a real entity - no such thing. Here's a very well time tested and proven philosophy of medicine: there is no symptom specific to any single disease, and no disease specific to any single symptom. Whatever symptoms your son has may be due to a disease, or associated with no disease. But at least stick to the realm of real conditions. Good luck to him! ...Read more
Acth stim test showed baseline of 17, rising to 33 43mins later. Borderline and maybe a secondary adrenal issue, or just normal? Symptoms for years.
If mean cortisol,,,,: If you're talking about cortisol levels rising from 17 to 33 ug/dL on under 60 min is a normal reaction after being stimulated with ACTH, however, the values are low which could signify a primary adrenal issue, like Addison's disease, or something less like an under functioning adrenal. This would likely require hormone replacement therapy if this was the case so see your Dr. For more details. ...Read more
Depends: This entirely depends on the type of tumor. If it is functional then you might have overproduction of cortical or medullary hormones, depending on location. If the tumor is destructive possible underproduction of hormones. Some tumors are metastatic from other cancers and some are just incidentally found. Therefore it's possible to also have no symptoms. ...Read more
Rare to have Emergen: This is often a silent growth, that is why it is found incidentally and is called an incidentaloma. If it makes hormones it may produce execess of hormones that can increase BP. So undiagnosed high BP may be its only manifest effect. But high BP is often also silent. ...Read more
Adreno cortical cancer can cause a variety of different symptoms depending on what hormone is being made (either sex hormones, cortisol or aldosterone). For more on the symptoms (the space here is too short) I recommend viewing the following link:
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/adrenalcorticalcancer/overviewguide/adrenal-cortical-cancer-overview-diagnosed. ...Read more
Classic or non?: Classic cah is diagnosed mostly on newborn screening. It results from a block in the synthesis of cortisol and usually also aldosterone. Females will often have ambiguous genitalia. Males don't look different. Permanent replacement with Hydrocortisone & Fludrocortisone (may not need past childhood) are needed for sustaining life and salt balance. Pediatric endocrinologists follow very closely. ...Read more
It varies: Persons with the most common form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) have a predisposition to make extra testosterone. For girls can manifest as genitalia that is "masculinized" before birth and therefore "ambiguous" at birth. Some girls can also have "salt wasting". Girls can also have somewhat masculinized behaviors. Testosterone levels can be lowered by therapy. Www. Caresfoundation. Org. ...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
Fatigue/ Body Aches: Very debatable condition. Mainstream medicine recognizes adrenal failure, but debates that varying degrees of adrenal fatigue exist as those in cam suggest. Cam suggest that chronic stress causes varying degree of adrenal dysfunction. They suggest a hypothyroid patient that gets worse with thyroid treatment may indicate adrenal problem. No approved treatment. Cam suggests neutraceutical support. ...Read more
Adrenal fatigue: A very low cortisol could be addison’s disease (adrenal failure) but this is relatively rare, although slightly more common with hypothyroid. A “low cortisol” is over-diagnosed; the term “adrenal fatigue” is sometimes used, which is a fake diagnosis. If someone says you have this, see an endocrinologist for confirmation. The symptoms of adrenal fatigue are common to many conditions. ...Read more