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Adrenal Disease

Adrenal disease, also known as adrenal insufficiency, may potentially lead to various health conditions, including:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Widespread pain

At Edward Condon Medical, P.C., or endocrinology experts are adept at pinpointing and treating adrenal issues.

With four convenient locations, Edward Condon Medical, P.C. serves families and individuals throughout Long Island.

The two adrenal glands are located right above each of your kidneys. These vital glands are crucial in producing sex hormones and the stress-responding hormone cortisol.

When you have adrenal disease, your glands may produce too much cortisol, as with Cushing syndrome, or not enough cortisol, as with Addison’s disease. Your case of adrenal disease may be caused by or associated with:

  • Genetic mutations
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Damage to your adrenal glands
  • Tumors or infections, including tuberculosis

Adrenal disease can affect people of all ages. Without proper treatment, adrenal disease can evolve into a life-threatening condition. This is why getting tested for adrenal disease is so important if you believe you are at risk.

Our endocrinology specialists recommend scheduling an adrenal disease evaluation at the first sign of symptoms, which may include:

  • Widespread muscle or joint pain
  • Nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • Unplanned weight loss
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Muscle weakness
  • Low blood sugar
  • Decreased libido
  • Mood swings

Adrenal disease may cause your blood pressure to decrease to the point of fainting. It can also lead your blood pressure to increase, negatively impacting your heart health.

At Edward Condon Medical, P.C., our offices can conduct expansive laboratory testing to determine the root cause of your adrenal condition.

ACTH Stimulation Testing

Also known as the Cosyntropin test, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation testing helps determine how well your adrenal glands respond to ACTH. Edward Condon Medical, P.C. is one of the only endocrinology practices on Long Island that offers ACTH stimulation testing. This test may be run in conjunction with a cortisol test.

Once the cause is defined, we develop an adrenal disease treatment plan, which may involve:

  • Oral hormone medications, including aldosterone or cortisol
  • Medications to stop excess hormone production
  • Surgery to remove adrenal tumors

No matter which type of adrenal disorder you may have, our dedicated team of endocrinology specialists can help you safely manage your condition, enabling you to restore your health and quality of life.

Before living another day with adrenal disease complications, see how our team can help.

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