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This is an intervention:

Surgery (if it's d/t a tumor).

This is an intervention:

Alter steroid therapy (lower the dose, 1x/day in the a.m., every other day).

This is an intervention:

Radiation of the Pit. gland.

This is an intervention:

Removal of the Adrenal glands.

This is an intervention:

Glucocorticoid replacement.

This is an intervention:

Mineralocorticoid replacement.

This is an intervention:

Remove one or both Adrenal glands.

This is an intervention:

Alpha Blockers. (Phenoxybenzamine/Dibenzyline) to dilate blood vessels to ctrl acute htn.

This is an intervention:

Beta Blockers-block the heart & lungs beta adrenergic receptor/ reduce fight-or-flight s/s.

This is an intervention:

Radiation of the Adrenal glands.

This is 'Steroid Psychosis':

Mental status changes: Irritability to psychosis.

This med blocks the prod. of adrenal steroids:

Ketoconazole

These results are autoimmune in nature:

Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone, or Aldosterone, or both.

This can be Primary or Secondary in origin:

Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone, or Aldosterone, or both.

This action occurs when the Adrenal glands are atrophied, small, or misshapen, & are unable to produce adeq. amts of hormones:

Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone, or Aldosterone, or both.

This can be d/t: TB, fungal infection, AIDS, cancer, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, bilateral adrenalectomy:

Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone or Aldosterone, or both.

This can secondarily be d/t: 1) Dysfunction of the Pit or Hypothalamus. 2) Prolonged use of corticosteroids (it reduces the man. of hormones & occurs in Pts using long term cort. ther. being dc'd abruptly):

Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone or Aldosterone, or both.

Hyposecretion of Cortisol/Hydrocortisone, Aldosterone, or both manifests as this:

'Addison's Disease'.

This hormone stimulates the breakdown of carbs:

Cortisol

Low Cortisol l/t these s/s:

Hypoglycemia & lower blood sugar, which leads to weakness, fatigue, wt. loss, confusion, psychosis, anorexia, & n/v (which l/t electrolyte imbalances).

Hypersecretion of Epinepherine & Norepinepherine d/t a tumor is called this condition:

'Pheochromocytoma'.

Ketoconazole does this:

It blocks prod. of adrenal steroids.

These are s/s of low Cortisol:

Hypoglycemia & lower blood sugar, which leads to weakness, fatigue, wt. loss, confusion, psychosis, anorexia, & n/v (which l/t electrolyte imbalances).

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