When the adrenal glands produce too many hormones, the symptoms vary depending on the disorder. These include:
Common symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome (due to an adrenal, pituitary, or ectopic tumor) can include:
Women may also have increased growth of hair on their face and body and experience menstrual irregularities. Men may become less fertile and have a reduced or absent sex drive.
The main symptom is moderate to high blood pressure (hypertension), which can be difficult to control. Other symptoms include:
Symptoms of CAH range from mild to serious. Some people with mild CAH are never diagnosed because their symptoms do not cause them any problems.
Symptoms of the mild form of CAH, which can be diagnosed in children or adults, may include1:
Symptoms of the severe form of CAH, which is diagnosed in children, may include1:
Most people with pheochromocytoma have high blood pressure (hypertension) because the tumor causes the adrenal gland to produce too much adrenaline or noradrenaline. Other symptoms may include2:
Symptoms can vary, depending on what causes the disease. Symptoms typically include3,4:
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