Does an adrenal tumor produce continuous high blood pressure?

Ajay K. Sahajpal, MD
Transplant Surgery
Adrenal tumors can be functional and release hormones. Certain hormones like adrenalline can be released sporadically from the tumor and cause episodic extreme high blood pressue. Other hormones, like aldosterone, can be released and cause a general elevation in blood pressure overtime related to salt and water retention.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The symptoms of an adrenal tumor, including high blood pressure and increased heart rate, are episodic and can happen at any time. As the tumor grows, any pressure in the stomach may produce symptoms. Watch Dr. Oz talk more about this tumor and its symptoms.

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