Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and medical history, they will perform a physical examination and order various tests, including blood and urine tests to detect excess adrenaline and noradrenaline.
If the results indicate the existence of a pheochromocytoma, imaging studies will be required to locate it, such as computed tomography, MRI, and positron emission tomography.
The treatment to follow consists of surgical removal of the tumor or the entire adrenal gland, depending on the case.
Before surgery, you’ll be prescribed drugs to lower your blood pressure and you’ll need to follow a high-salt diet.
In general, when the affected gland is removed, the remaining one performs the functions of both, making blood pressure return to normal.
ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.