Hormone Secreting Tumors

Pheochromocytoma is a rare disorder that can occur in both children and adults and is associated with catecholamine secretion from a tumor in the renal medulla. This secretion results in acute, episodic, or chronic symptoms of anxiety that are often associated with hypertension. Clinical symptoms include increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, myo-cardial contractility, and vasoconstriction. Patients may present with headache, sweating, palpitations, apprehension, and a sense of impending doom (Goebel-Fabbri et al. 2005). A pediatric case report documents a 15-year-old with pheochromocytoma who presented with panic attacks, depression, headache, and jaundice (Gokge et al. 1991). Thyroid adenoma or carcinoma, parathyroid tumor, adreno-corticotropic hormone-producing tumors, and insulinomas are other hormone-secreting tumors associated with anxiety symptoms.

How To Win Your War Against Anxiety Disorders

How To Win Your War Against Anxiety Disorders

Tips And Tricks For Relieving Anxiety... Fast Everyone feels anxious sometimes. Whether work is getting to us or we're simply having hard time managing all that we have to do, we can feel overwhelmed and worried that we might not be able to manage it all. When these feelings hit, we don't have to suffer. By taking some simple steps, you can begin to create a calmer attitude, one that not only helps you feel better, but one that allows you the chance to make better decisions about what you need to do next.

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