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where are the adrenal glands situated?

A: Answer Either of two small endocrine glands, one located above each kidney. the kidney...


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My brother in England has just had an uncancerous (sic) bit taken out of his pituitary gland in his head. where is the pituitary gland in the head, and what does it do?

A: This vital gland is situated in the very centre of your head. If you place your finger tip mid way between your eyebrows, the pituitary gland is about 9 cm inside the skull from that point. glands are organs that produce vital hormones that control many of the bodily functions. the testes and ovaries are glands that produce sex hormones; the thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls rhe body'' s metabolic rate; the adrenal gland produces adrenaline, which acts on...


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My brother in England has just had an uncancerous (sic) bit taken out of his pituitary gland in his head. where is the pituitary gland in the head, and what does it do?

A: This vital gland is situated in the very centre of your head. If you place your finger tip mid way between your eyebrows, the pituitary gland is about 9 cm inside the skull from that point. glands are organs that produce vital hormones that control many of the bodily functions. the testes and ovaries are glands that produce sex hormones; the thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls rhe body` s metabolic rate; the adrenal gland produces adrenaline, which acts on

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where are the Kidneys Located?

A: the kidneys are located next to the vertebral column at the end of the rib cage behind the abdominal cavity; one could say that they are located in the region that constitutes the middle of the back. the kidneys are a pair of reddish brown bean shaped organs about the size of the person''s fist with the left kidney occurring at a slightly higher position than the right...


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What are the Different Types of adrenal Disorders?

A: there are a number of types of adrenal disorders which can be roughly broken into three categories: disorders which lead to overproduction of hormones, disorders associated with underproduction of hormones, and disorders which impact overall adrenal function. these conditions have a number of causes and treatment approaches which usually require the attention of an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in hormone disorders and imbalances. the adrenal glands are roughly star-shaped glands located on top of
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What happens when adrenal glands malfunction?

A: If your adrenal glands (which are part of the endocrine system) malfunction and produce more or less of a hormone than they should, it can lead to several health problems. Let''s use cortisol as an example. the pituitary secretes adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in response to stressful situations to trigger the well-known fight-or-flight response through cortisol secretion. When excess pituitary secretion happens, the adrenal glands respond by secreting excess cortisol. (the process is like a game of hormonal...
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What are the possible causes, potential diseases and likely outcomes of having high blood pressure?

A: you are just at the boarder. the best thing for you to do is to stop worrying.l know many healthy individuals with your very same blood pressure. the best way to control it is through proper diet and exercise. Do not overdo it at the beginning. As a word of caution, many people who go on meds, seem to think it is okay to make poor nutritional choices and be sedentary. This may not be your scenerio, but you do seem like a worrier, and that can be a contributing factor. Dont worry about the worst case scenerio or you will not get better. Think about what you can do to make this condition improve. First, calm down. Getting overly excited is not...


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My mother after twenty years had a reoccurance of breast cancer in the same breast. She couldn''t do radiation therapy or chemo obviously, since it is a reoccurance. She also has had several bleeds in her head over the past 6 years due to either her blood pressure problem or a possibly a disease called amyloid angiopathy. Two of which almost killed her. Most recent bleed was a size of an orange in her intelligence area the christmas before last. However, she made it through...miraculously with only the side affect of some confusion at times or short term memory. Last month, when diagnosed with breast cancer again in her same breast that had the occurance 20 years ago, Mom wanted to have a double masectomy for preventative measures because she is 70 and didn''t want to have to go through the operation again in future with the thoughts that she could be more at risk for surgical problems due to her age and stroke history. However, the night before surgery we found out that her brother who had throat cancer, had a the problem that anesthetiologists fear called something like malignant hypothermia or something?? So we didn''t want her to be under the anesthetia longer than she had to. With her past stroke issues...we thought it would be wise to take it slow and since her other breast had no sign of malignancy...we wanted her to just do the one. This is what she did and the anesthesiologist was able to give her a drip which was less problematic due to her family history. I was just told tonight that oncology wants her to go on femara 5 years and fosomax (because she has osteopenia in her spine). they also told me after taking a body scan they found a mass in her right abdominal adrenal gland but everything else looked clear. they said they would check this mass 3 months from now. I was concerned. Do you think she should have a biopsy sooner? A lot can happen in 3 months. What could this mean a mass? At one point they thought she had amyloid angiopathy...could it be a bleed there? Or could there be a blood clot from her just going through masectomy a month ago? She has never had any other surgeries or problems with her abdomen...so I wonder what this could mean? When they did her masectomy, her cancer was 1.3 (first stage). they did not know if it was the same strand of cancer that she had 20 years ago because we didn''t have the records. they said the margins were clean when they removed it. they also said out of the remaining nodes that they took out...they seemed clean as well (however since she had radiation on that site before...I was told that reading isn''t always clear). I am concerned to how serious could a mass can be in this area and how common it is? Alot can happen in 3 months and I wonder why they are more concerned to take a biopsy now? We live in SC and it is already a chore to go to Fla. where she gets checked. It would be even harder to go to you all. In light of recieveing this kind of news...What would you suggest? What could this mean having a mass in this area?? I Thank you... so so so very much for all your help.

A: don''t assume that the finding on the adrenal gland is breast cancer related or cancer related. doing a biopsy of the adrenal gland is far trickier than having a double mastectomy so they are being cautious in waiting. given it has been 20 years this would be classified as new primary in her breast and not actually a recurrence of the original disease. the risk to her other breast remains small. though not a candidate for radiation due to having had radiation before, women are always candidates for some type of chemo...
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Autoimmune addison''s/how long does it take to destroy the adrenals?

A: Well, I''ve been able to find some research on my question about antibody destruction that I thought I would share. It is difficult to find medical information on this process. An adrenal pathology website documented that "up to 75% people with adrenalitis have autoantibodies against adrenal cortical zones not present in normal patients; antibodies appear months to years before onset of adrenal insufficiency." And, "60% of autoimmune cases are associated with Hashimoto?s thyroiditis, pernicious anemia, type 1 diabetes or idiopathic hypoparathyroidism." I have struggled for four years with adrenal...


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My mother after twenty years had a reoccurance of breast cancer in the same breast. She couldn''t do radiation therapy or chemo obviously, since it is a reoccurance. She also has had several bleeds in her head over the past 6 years due to either her blood pressure problem or a possibly a disease called amyloid angiopathy. Two of which almost killed her. Most recent bleed was a size of an orange in her intelligence area the christmas before last. However, she made it through...miraculously with only the side affect of some confusion at times or short term memory. Last month, when diagnosed with breast cancer again in her same breast that had the occurance 20 years ago, Mom wanted to have a double masectomy for preventative measures because she is 70 and didn''t want to have to go through the operation again in future with the thoughts that she could be more at risk for surgical problems due to her age and stroke history. However, the night before surgery we found out that her brother who had throat cancer, had a the problem that anesthetiologists fear called something like malignant hypothermia or something?? So we didn''t want her to be under the anesthetia longer than she had to. With her past stroke issues...we thought it would be wise to take it slow and since her other breast had no sign of malignancy...we wanted her to just do the one. This is what she did and the anesthesiologist was able to give her a drip which was less problematic due to her family history. I was just told tonight that oncology wants her to go on femara 5 years and fosomax (because she has osteopenia in her spine). they also told me after taking a body scan they found a mass in her right abdominal adrenal gland but everything else looked clear. they said they would check this mass 3 months from now. I was concerned. Do you think she should have a biopsy sooner? A lot can happen in 3 months. What could this mean a mass? At one point they thought she had amyloid angiopathy...could it be a bleed there? Or could there be a blood clot from her just going through masectomy a month ago? She has never had any other surgeries or problems with her abdomen...so I wonder what this could mean? When they did her masectomy, her cancer was 1.3 (first stage). they did not know if it was the same strand of cancer that she had 20 years ago because we didn''t have the records. they said the margins were clean when they removed it. they also said out of the remaining nodes that they took out...they seemed clean as well (however since she had radiation on that site before...I was told that reading isn''t always clear). I am concerned to how serious could a mass can be in this area and how common it is? Alot can happen in 3 months and I wonder why they are more concerned to take a biopsy now? We live in SC and it is already a chore to go to Fla. where she gets checked. It would be even harder to go to you all. In light of recieveing this kind of news...What would you suggest? What could this mean having a mass in this area?? I Thank you... so so so very much for all your help

A: don''t assume that the finding on the adrenal gland is breast cancer related or cancer related. doing a biopsy of the adrenal gland is far trickier than having a double mastectomy so they are being cautious in waiting. given it has been 20 years this would be classified as new primary in her breast and not actually a recurrence of the original disease. the risk to her other breast remains small. though not a candidate for radiation due to having had radiation before, women are always candidates for some type of chemo...


 
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