Should I talk to my doctor about my pheochromocytoma symptoms?

If you are having constant high blood pressure, are experiencing continuous stomach discomfort, nervousness and sweating, or rapid heart rate, be sure to talk with your doctor. These symptoms can indicate a serious medical condition, including pheochromocytoma. Having a family history of pheochromocytoma makes it more likely to have this condition. Untreated pheochromocytoma can lead to permanent heart damage, diabetes, or cancer. As with any appointment, be sure to speak with your doctor about the causes, symptoms, complications, and treatments associated with your condition.

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Endocrine System

Your endocrine system works with your nervous system to control important bodily functions. The endocrine systems responsibilities include regulating growth, sexual development and function, metabolism and mood. The endocrine syst...

em also helps give your body the energy it needs to function properly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are considered chemical messengers, coordinating your body by transferring information from one set of cells to another. Your endocrine system health can be affected by hormone imbalances resulting from impaired glands. A hormone imbalance can cause problems with bodily growth, sexual development, metabolism and other bodily functions. Endocrine system diseases or conditions include diabetes, growth disorders and osteoporosis.

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