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How can bleeding into the adrenal glands occur?

A: Not a straightfoward answer, but I would say that bleed of the adrenal glands occurs at the same frequency of bleeding in any internal organ. There is nothing particular about the adrenals that makes them more or less prone to bleed. Factors that can cause spontaneous bleeding include malignancy (or alternatively, clotting), blood thinning medications such as coumadin,plavix, aspirin or medications that affect those medications'' actions. Blunt trauma, of course....


What does the outer cortex of the adrenal gland do?

A: The outer yellowish layer (cortex) of the adrenal gland secretes about 30 steroid hormones ......


What does the adrenal gland do?

A: The outer yellowish layer (cortex) of the adrenal gland secretes about 30 steroid hormones, the most important of which are aldosterone and cortisol ....


Testing and treating adrenal gland dysfunction

A: Pain itself can cause ''chronic fatigue''. In my office I check adrenal activity in a very simple manner. The first test is called Raglands Test, and measures blood pressure sitting and then standing. The pressure should rise 5 points upon standing to get the blood from your legs to your heart and brain. If it does not go up, or if it goes down then that suggests adrenal insufficiency. If you get dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up this is one indication of adrenal fatigue. The other test is the paradoxical pupilary response. You shine a light into the eye and the pupil should stay constricted for 45 seconds. If it does not, or if it fluctuates, this is another sign of


There is something wrong with my adrenal glands and I'm scared incase it is cancer?

A: Sounds like you have hypopituitarism and not just enough adrenal stimulation but low growth hormone which would cause osteoporosis and low repro hormones which would cause no periods. Yes, it could be a tumor but almost always pituitary tumors are non cancerous. It is rare for it to be cancerous, so don''t worry! Also, there are other things that can go wrong with the pituitary to cause damage to it. The good thing is that you caught it and that you are on your way to getting treatment. Low adrenal function can be VERY dangerous, so you need to be on meds for it and be careful of very stressful situations. In fact, its best to ask you Dr. for an emergency injection just in case you have an auto accident. This could put your body into shock...


Problems with Thyroid and adrenal glands.

A: Dear Darryl, I have had a Lot of Experience with such problems, and i will tell you that Thyroid and adrenal gland imbalances stem from an Immune system imbalance. Reversing this is really quite simple: First Please Stop ALL Soy Products.  Especially Soy bean oil.  It is the biggest cause of Thyroid-related imbalances...  in the food department. Next - Please start taking PURE COCONUT OIL - 2 Table Spoons a day.  Make sure it is Not Refined/Hydrogenated - or it will cause you Cholesterol problems.  Please use Pure coconut oil, this will Re-align your Thyroid once more.   Next to actually Prevent thyroid imbalances and Normalize the Functions of the adrenal


CT guided FNB of the adrenal gland(s)

A: This one will be less risky and troublesome than the one of his lung. The needle will probably go in through his back towards one of his adrenal glands where it seems there must be a tumor suspect lesion (his lung cancer has presumably spread to that location - it is a stage 4 - IV - cancer - so it must have spread to somewhere in order to be called a stage 4). The needle can be guided by MRI or ultrasound or as here CT. So it should not be hard to guide it correctly. It will probably be done under local anesthesia. So it should not cause him any problems. There is no reason to worry! The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. Very hard to miss! Did not his dr. describe the procedure?...


What are the symptoms of an enlarged adrenal gland?

A: Hi Linda T, Any gland or organ that becomes larger than normal puts your body out of balance. It is possible that fatigue could be a factor. I would suggest that you speak with your doctor . Peace.   ...

What is the function of cortisol in the adrenal gland?

A: Cortisol regulates carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism, and its secretion is controlled by the output of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from the pituitary gland....


Does anyone have adrenal gland problems?

A: The adrenal glands are endocrine glands that have the primary function of producing hormones related to the stress response. They produce a number of hormones, the most commonly known of which are adrenaline and testosterone. Problems with the adrenal glands can be caused by a number of conditions and the symptoms vary significantly from cause to cause. Some of the more common adrenal disorders and their symptoms are below. Cushing''s Syndrome # Cushing''s syndrome is a condition in which there is too much cortisol in the body. This can be caused by medication containing cortisol, tumors or genetics. The symptoms...
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