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What is Phaeochromocytoma?
Pheochromocytoma is a rare, usually noncancerous (benign) tumour that develops in an adrenal gland, secreting excess of Catecholamines, Adrenaline and Nor-Adrenaline. Usually, this type of tumour affects one of your two adrenal glands, but it can affect both. If you have a pheochromocytoma, the tumour releases hormones that cause either episodic or persistent high blood […]
Is my Adrenal gland working ok?
The adrenal glands are triangular shaped glands situated on top of the kidneys. Structurally each gland consists of a medulla (the center of the gland), which is surrounded by the cortex. Adrenal medulla – produces epinephrine and nor epinephrine (adrenaline) Adrenal cortex – produces cortisol (glucocorticoid), androgen and aldosterone Both high and low Adrenal hormones […]