Adrenal problems can be very complex, have a wide variety of symptoms, & needs early recognition & treatment. Some common diagnosis are Adrenal adenoma, Adrenocortical carcinoma, Pheochromocytoma, Adrenal insufficiency, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Hyperaldosteronism (including Conn’s syndrome), & Hypoaldosteronism. These are serious conditions that do not need to be over looked. We treat these conditions on a daily basis. 

Adrenal Insufficiency

Having Adrenal Insufficiency, or Addison’s disease can cause some of the following: 

  • Craving for salt
  • Dizziness upon standing
  • Depression
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Low blood pressure
  • Patches of darker skin

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) can show some symptoms such as:

  • Shorter than average final height
  • Early signs of puberty (in children),
  • Acne,
  • Irregular menstrual periods & possible trouble getting pregnant (in women),
  • Excess facial hair (in women),
  • Dehydration,
  • Low blood pressure,
  • Low blood sugar,
  • Trouble keeping enough salt in the body,
  • Altered development of the external genitalia in girls, which is noted at birth & may require surgery to correct,
  • Benign testicular tumors & infertility (in men)

Pheochromocytoma can show the following:

  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Headache
  • Sweating Episodes of high or low blood pressure
  • Anxiety or panic attack
  • Shaking (tremors) of the hands
  • Pale skin
  • Blurred vision
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • High blood sugar,
  • Psychiatric disturbances

Hyperaldosteronism can show the following: 

  • High blood pressure
  • weakness
  • headache
  • low potassium levels
  • Muscle cramping or spasms
  • Excessive urination

Cushing disease can have the following:

  • High blood sugars
  • Slow growth rates in children
  • Upper body obesity
  • Round face & neck, & thinning arms & legs
  • Skin problems, such as acne or reddish-blue streaks on the abdomen or underarm area
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle & bone weakness
  • Moodiness, irritability, or depression

Our adrenal institute focuses on the patient, their symptoms & getting to a diagnosis fast. Adrenal diseases & disorders can have a wide variety of many signs, with one most popular like fatigue. If you have some of the above symptoms, or have been labeled a person with adrenal insufficiency or sluggishness, we have a special treatment program for you that encompass the person as a whole. If you are interested in learning if you have adrenal insufficiency, we can test you adrenal system to see if you have too little or too much hormone being produced. 

If you have any of the above, we will help you with any of your needs.

If you are being referred to us about an adrenal problem, try to bring any laboratory data or imaging done already so we can get you feeling better fast!

Please request an appointment to be seen. We will have an opening for you at your convenience.

Adrenal Diseases & more information:

For more information on our adrenal services, call us today at (850) 522.5490