Here Are 4 Conditions and Their Symptoms That Indicate You Do
Tiny, triangular glands situated at the top of each kidney, the adrenal glands actually play a large role in your overall health. As part of the endocrine system, they produce hormones that regulate functions in the body such as your stress response, sex drive, and metabolism.
Adrenal disorders, though not uncommon, are often overlooked, so you need an adrenal specialist in Rockville, MD to properly diagnose and treat them.
See an Adrenal Specialist in Rockville, MD for Any Signs of These Disorders
Adrenal gland disorders and diseases can result in hormonal imbalances, leading to many types of health issues. If you have any of these symptoms, see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
1. Adrenal Fatigue / Functional Adrenal Insufficiency
Tiredness that is not relieved by rest or sleep, stress and / or anxiety, difficulty sleeping, brain fog, weight changes, cravings, digestive issues like bloating and constipation, and low blood pressure
2. Cushing’s syndrome
Weight gain, particularly around the face (commonly referred to as moon face) and upper body (referred to as buffalo hump), thinning skin, stretch marks, high blood pressure, muscle weakness, mood changes, and increased susceptibility to infections
3. Addison’s disease
Fatigue, weight loss, low blood pressure, salt cravings, darkening of the skin (especially in skin creases), low blood sugar, muscle weakness, and gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea and vomiting
4. Adrenal tumors (adenomas and carcinomas)
Can vary depending on whether the tumor is functional (producing excess hormones) or non-functional
- Functional tumors: High blood pressure, rapid heart rate, excessive sweating, and other hormone-related effects
- Non-functional tumors: Pain or discomfort due to their size or location.
Optimize Your Health With Adrenal Care From the Area’s Top Specialist Here at GT Health
Dr. Gerti Tashko here at GT Health is an adrenal specialist in Rockville, MD treating the conditions above including adrenal fatigue, as well as other diseases and disorders affecting the adrenal glands.
Contact us today at 301-658-3586 to book an appointment with Dr. Tashko for outstanding endocrinology care!