The adrenal glands are responsible for releasing different hormones. Adrenal gland disorders can be caused by variation in the production of hormones. Depletion of hormones produced by other organs also affects the function of adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce various hormones that control many important functions in the body. These hormones include:
Various functions controlled by the adrenal hormones include:
Symptoms caused by adrenal gland disorder
Symptoms associated with abnormal adrenal gland include pheochromocytomas, aldosterone-producing tumors, and cortisol-producing tumors.
The doctor diagnoses the condition and presence of tumors by performing special X-ray tests, CT scan, nuclear medicine scan, an MRI or selective venous sampling to locate the adrenal tumor.
Causes of adrenal gland disorders
Improper functioning and production of hormone cause adrenal gland disorder. Adrenal gland disorders occur when too much hormone is produced or when too little hormone is produced and include:
Treatments for adrenal gland disorders
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy is a minimally invasive surgical method to remove the affected adrenal gland along with the tumor. The surgeon initiates the procedure by administering a dose of anesthetic and makes few small incisions and inserts a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a long thin tube that has a camera attached to its end to view the internal organs as enlarged images through a monitor connected. After investigation few more incisions are made and other surgical tools are inserted to remove the malfunctioning adrenal gland from the body. The incisions are closed and sutured. At Kims hospital we emphasis on performing Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy with several advantages including:
At Kims hospital we provide laparoscopic adrenalectomy treatment procedure from well experienced surgeon and specialists. Our expert panel of specialists and surgeons provides a unique inclusive experience for the patients needing relief from adrenal disorders. We have the best and latest medical facilities with a team of experienced doctors, surgeons and staffs to provide all round care and support to the patients. To know more about treatment options for adrenal diseases, book an appointment now.