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How do medications treat pheochromocytoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Medications are usually used to restore some balance to your blood pressure before surgical removal of a pheochromocytoma. Pheoxybenzamine is sometimes used to stop your adrenal glands' rapid hormone emission. An alpha blocker slows your blood pressure, while a beta blocker keeps a balanced flow of blood by stopping superfluous hormones. Once an appropriate and stable blood pressure is reached, doctors will perform surgery.

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