When untreated, adrenal tumors can cause a decrease or increase in important hormone levels in the body. Conditions related to adrenal tumors can occur when this imbalance affects the way the body functions.
While these conditions can usually be prevented with diagnosis and hormone therapy, they can create significant health problems if they are not discovered quickly.
Find out more about a few of the most common conditions related to adrenal tumors:
- Adrenal Cancer —Perhaps the most serious of the related conditions, adrenal cancer can develop without symptoms and quickly spread to other vital tissue.
- Cushing Syndrome—When the adrenal glands produce excess cortisol, the signs and symptoms include: bruising, excess facial/body hair growth, flushing, high blood pressure, diabetes, bone loss, acne, stretch marks and muscle weakness. Adrenal cancer is diagnosed in more 30% of patients with Cushing’s syndrome.
- Conn’s Syndrome: When the adrenal glands produce too much aldosterone, the patient may feel these symptoms: excessive thirst, high blood pressure, low potassium levels.
These are only a few of the conditions related to adrenal tumors. If you have symptoms of adrenal tumors or adrenal cancer, Florida Hospital encourages you to seek medical help and diagnosis immediately. Schedule your appointment online, today.