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Adrenal Gland Problems

The adrenal glands are responsible for producing key hormones that are vital to healthy body function. But what happens when something interferes or stops the glands from producing these hormones? Read below where Experts have answered questions regarding the adrenal gland and adrenal gland problems.

Is the adrenal gland taken too when a kidney is donation?

The adrenal gland is a separate organ that sits on top of the kidney. The gland is detached from the kidney during surgery, so the kidney can be removed. The adrenal gland is then left behind.

What is a nodule on the adrenal gland?

A nodule is a collection of cells of that can cause a hard bumpy cluster on the adrenal gland. Nodules are generally non-cancerous. There are many things that can cause a nodule to happen, lipoma is one of them. This is where a collection of fat is formed on the gland. The adrenal gland can produce hormones during times of physical or emotional stress. These hormones are called Catecholamines, which can form a nodule. Often nodules can appear after intense workouts or over exertion. An exam may be needed to determine the cause of the nodule. Many times the nodules are harmless and may be treated simply by keeping hydrated.

What does adrenal gland failure mean?

Addison’s disease is the technical term used for when the adrenal glands stop working. The adrenal glands produce the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. This disorder occurs when production of one or both of these hormones has either decrease or stopped all together. Hormone replacement therapy is often needed to replace the hormones lost. Addison’s disease is commonly referred to as adrenal insufficiency. This condition can be life threatening to males and females of all ages.

What causes adrenal calcification?

There are many conditions that can cause adrenal calcification Because of this the term adrenal calcification does not specify any one cause for abnormalities. Below is a list of things that can cause adrenal calcification.
• Septicemia is a condition where the body produces too many chemicals to fight infection, which can result in inflammation of the adrenal gland.
• Abdominal trauma due to being in an accident or hit in the stomach can also lead to adrenal calcification.
• Blood disorders that cause clotting can result in calcification.
• Addison’s disease
• Tuberculosis
• Histoplasma
• Adenoma

Each cause for calcification has its own set of symptoms that can be experienced.

What is an adrenal metastatic tumor?

An adrenal metastatic tumor is caused by cancer that has spread. Cancer can spread from other parts of the body and infect the adrenal glands. When a tumor like this occurs, it needs to be removed. As long as there are no additional tumors, the chance of cancer remaining after removal is slim.

What is adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a term used when the adrenal gland produces too much cortisol. This often happens when the adrenal system is over worked. Fatigue is caused by the other hormones trying to catch up to the amount of cortisol being produced.

When working properly the adrenal glands make and distribute important hormones to other organs in the body. But if something causes a disruption for one hormone it could cause the adrenal system fatigue. So what can stop this from happening? When questions arise regarding adrenal glands or adrenal gland problems, turn to the Experts that can help answer these questions and more.
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