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Adrenal Disorder

Premier Endocrinology

Endocrinologists located in St. Cloud, FL & Kissimmee, FL

Adrenal disorder can lead to many types of issues, including unexplained weight gain or loss and extreme fatigue. With two convenient locations, the team at Premier Endocrinology in Florida can diagnose and help you manage adrenal disorders. Between Theresa Fynn, MD, in St. Cloud and Kwame Ntim, MD, in Kissimmee, you can get comprehensive care for the most complex of adrenal disorder issues. Call the clinic nearest you to book your evaluation or use the online scheduler.

Adrenal Disorder Q & A

What do adrenal glands do?

You have two adrenal glands — one on top of each kidney. They’re responsible for producing hormones that:

  • Control blood sugar
  • Burn fat and protein for energy
  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Regulate sexual function

Your adrenal glands are even responsible for producing cortisol, which is the hormone that helps you react to stressors, including injury or illness.

Are there symptoms of adrenal disorder?

Yes, although your symptoms vary depending on which hormones are affected — you can either produce too much or too little.

Cushing’s syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome stems from an overproduction of cortisol. With Cushing’s syndrome, you may experience:

  • Weight gain in your midsection and upper back
  • Frail and thinning skin
  • Slow healing wounds

Addison’s disease

Addison’s disease occurs when your adrenal glands don’t produce enough cortisol and aldosterone, a steroid hormone essential for balancing sodium levels. This condition causes:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Patches of darker skin

Pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma

Pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma are tumors of your adrenal glands that are typically non-cancerous. These tumors lead to the production and release of hormones — adrenaline or noradrenaline — that affect your blood pressure. Aside from high or low blood pressure, you might also notice:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating or shaking
  • Blurred vision

Some of the other types of adrenal disorder issues include pituitary tumors, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and hyperaldosteronism. Since so many types of disorders and issues exist, it’s important to get a thorough diagnosis at Premier Endocrinology.

How are adrenal disorders treated?

With their expertise in complex adrenal disorder treatments, Dr. Fynn and Dr. Ntim offer the latest evidence-based solutions. Depending on your specific diagnosis and symptoms, your adrenal disorder treatment can include:

  • Medication to replenish low hormone levels
  • Medication to block excess hormone production
  • Radiation or surgery to remove tumors

If you’ve struggled to find a solution for adrenal disorders, the team at Premier Endocrinology can help. They spend time thoroughly evaluating your current health and symptoms, as well as your previous medical history. Your adrenal disorder treatment plan is customized to your specific needs.

Before living another day with symptoms associated with adrenal disorders, schedule an evaluation at Premier Endocrinology. Call the location that’s most convenient for you or use the online scheduler.