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Thickening Adrenal Gland Causes
Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life; they are increased in response to stress. Adrenal failure can be from autoimmunity; adrenal overactivity from tumors. Alternative practitioners often allege “adrenal fatigue” from chronic stress. See an endocrinologist for adrenal problems. ...Read more
Nodule...: Tumour, cyst, bleeding into any of the avove. ...Read more
Usually...: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. Dehydration is a common cause. This can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). Ask your doctor for details about what he/she thinks the problem is. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hashimoto's : Hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause this. What is your tpo ab level? You may be sensitive to dairy and wheat as well. Dairy, wheat and sugar grow e.Coli which can release inflammatory substances that aggravate auto-immune problems. Quinoa is the best grain if soaked 8 hours and rinsed well before cooking. See kelly mcgonigal's book, the will power instinct for successful life style changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: Infections of the gland by bacteria, including meningococcus and tb, metastatic tumors and primary tumors of adrenals, metabolic disorders, e.g., congenital adrenal hyperplasia, lack of pituitary stimulation, amyloid infiltration and sudden stoppage of steroid treatment etc. ...Read more
There are many: Possibilities. Certain medications can increase flow of saliva, but the list is short. Gi reflux is linked along with new (or even poor fitting) dentures. There are also some diseases that are attributed to this issue. Swallowing dysfunction can cause the perception of extra salivary flow. If you find this concern lasts more than a few days, consult w your pcp or your dentist. ...Read more
Pituitary: Are you reading a path report? Hyperplasia means proliferation of cells. Pituitary cells can do this for many reasons. Normal physiology, eg. lactating, pregnancy, growth spurt during teens. If you are hypothyroid, your pituitary will increase TSH -cells. Abnormal hormone production (prolactin, ACTH, GH) would involve hyperplasia. The path report must be correlated with the overall picture. ...Read more
What is meant by nodular thickening of the left adrenal gland related to hyperplasia without well defined nodule?
Size and location: The adrenal glands can increase in size due to hyperplasia (usually bilateral) or a tumor (adenoma or carcinoma). However, hyperplasia may give rise to a thickening of the gland by imaging. There is also nodular hyperplasia, which is often related to specific hormone production (cortisol, aldosterone, etc). Not sure if you are symptomatic. ...Read more
3 years of fluctuating blood pressure-tachycardia-excessive sweating-shortness of breath-headaches-CatScan shows nodular thickening left adrenal gland?
Adrenal: I hope your doctor has discussed this finding with you. It may well be nothing to be concerned about but your doctor must advise you. If you can, please let me know what transpires. ...Read more
Mildly enlarged convex pituitary gland. being referred to endocrinologist. what could cause this. elevated prolactin, low estrogen. no discrete tumor.
Pit enlarged: Many causes and good discussion can be found at uptodate.com May even be normal. ...Read more
Not likely: Most likely two issues here but you do need to give more detail ...Read more
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