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Information about Pheochromocytoma

We Have to Know about Pheochromocytoma

  • A tumor of the adrenal gland that causes excess release of epinephrine and norepinephrine, hormones that regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

Causes of Pheochromocytoma

  • What causes cells within the adrenal gland to develop into a tumor isn’t clear.

Signs & Symptoms of Pheochromocytoma

  • Severe headache
  • Palpitations
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Flushing
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Increased appetite
  • Loss of weight
  • Additional symptoms will be related to this disease:
  • Sleeping difficulty
  • Hand tremor
  • High blood pressure

Medical advice for Pheochromocytoma

  • If you have got had a tumor within the past and symptoms recur.

Risk factors of Pheochromocytoma

  • Paroxysmal Hypertension         

Treatment for Pheochromocytoma

  • Surgery

Investigations for Pheochromocytoma

  • Lab tests
  • Abdominal x-rays
  • CT and MRI scans of the abdomen
  • Adrenal biopsy
Medical advice for Pheochromocytoma