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Adrenal Adenomas Treatment
Adrenal glands are situated over the top of each
kidney. Adrenal adenomas are non-cancerous tumours of the adrenal gland.
They arise from the outer layer of the gland, called the adrenal cortex.
The adrenal cortex normally makes hormones that belong to the steroid
family. If an adrenal adenoma produces hormones, it is called
'functioning', though this term makes them sound healthy when in fact such
adenomas often produce excessive amounts of steroid hormones. If an
adenoma does not produce a hormone it is termed 'non-functioning'.
Adrenal adenomas are often found by chance during
a scan of the body for an unrelated condition. However, all adrenal masses
(lumps) need careful evaluation to ascertain their nature, especially to
see whether they are producing hormones. If an adrenal adenoma that is
producing hormones is not treated, it can have serious consequences.
The cause of adrenal adenomas is unknown, but the
current accepted theory is that they arise because of mutations (changes)
in certain genes (which are not yet identified). Adrenal adenomas are more
common in some inherited diseases, including multiple endocrine neoplasia
type I, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and the Carney complex. Also, patients
with genetic defects of the body systems that manufacture steroid hormones
(e.g congenital adrenal hyperplasia), especially those whose condition is
poorly controlled, may have a higher risk of adrenal adenomas. However,
most adrenal adenomas are not linked with an inherited disease. The
likelihood of developing an adenoma increases with age.
About 6 per cent of patients over 60 years of age have an adrenal adenoma.
Most patients with an adrenal adenoma will have no
symptoms caused by the adenoma. However, even in symptom-free patients,
proper investigations reveal that many adrenal adenomas produce abnormal
amounts of steroid hormones to some degree. The commonest abnormality is
the production of too much cortisol, a steroid hormone involved in the
response to stress and energy balance. Adenomas that produce massive
amounts of steroid hormones will cause obvious symptoms. Large amounts of
cortisol will cause Cushing's syndrome, too much aldosterone causes Conn's
syndrome, and an excess of male sex steroids causes acne and hair growth.
Very rarely, bleeding can occur into adenomas and cause pain in the flanks
Most adrenal adenomas are discovered by chance when
an abdominal computed-tomography (CT) or magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI)
scan is done for unrelated symptoms.
More rarely, a mass in the adrenal gland is cancer
that has spread from another part of the body, usually the lung or bowel (ie
'metastatic' cancer). Generally, the origin of the cancer is clear from
the clinical examination or from simple tests such as a chest X-ray. In
addition, the CT or MRI appearance of metastatic cancer in the adrenal
gland can be distinguished from a benign adrenal adenoma by use of
specialised radiology. An adrenal mass might also be a cancer of the
adrenal cortex (adrenocortical carcinoma). Although they are very rare,
these cancers are often large and can produce a combination of hormones.
Adrenal masses can also arise from the inner part
of the adrenal gland, called the adrenal medulla, which is part of the
nervous system and produces the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline.
Tumours of the adrenal medulla are called phaeochromocytomas, and they
also can be distinguished from adenomas by specialised scanning techniques
as well as by blood and urine tests for adrenaline and noradrenaline.
All these are treatable by CHINESE MASTER'S WAY OF
MEDICATION, They have shown a high change of recovery.
Hypoadrenalism (underactivity of the adrenal
Adrenal glands are two small but very important
glands, situated one above each kidney, which produce a range of hormones,
or 'chemical messengers'. Underactivity of the adrenal glands is called
Many of the symptoms of hypoadrenalism are due to
a deficiency of the steroid hormone cortisol, which is a potentially fatal
deficiency if left uncorrected. These is call the Kidney's Yin deficiency.
Each adrenal gland consists of two parts:
an outer ring - the cortex
an inner core - the medulla.
The two parts have separate hormone functions and control mechanisms. The
production of cortisol in the cortex is controlled by the hormone
adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), which is produced by the pituitary gland at
the base of the brain which is also call the associated Kidney's Qi.
Function of pituitary gland in adrenal function.
The way in which the pituitary gland regulates the
normal production of steroid hormones by the adrenal gland is through the
secretion of ACTH. If the adrenal gland produces too little cortisol, then
there will be a lower level of cortisol in the blood. This is sensed by
the pituitary, which therefore will increase the release of ACTH, which in
turn stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce more cortisol.
Conversely, too much circulating steroid hormone
will switch off the release of ACTH from the pituitary gland, which in
turn reduces the adrenal gland production of steroids.
Primary hypoadrenalism or Addison's disease, results
from failure of the adrenal glands themselves. This is usually an
'autoimmune' disease, where the immune system produces antibodies that
attack tissues of the body rather than a virus or bacteria. In Addison's
disease, antibodies attack the adrenal cortex, causing damage and
scarring. Antibodies to the adrenal cortex can be detected in the blood of
some patients. This is also call the Kidney's Qi .
Secondary hypoadrenalism or ACTH deficiency
Secondary hypoadrenalism, or ACTH deficiency hypoadrenalism, is caused by
diseases of the pituitary gland, which lead to adrenal failure as a
Other causes Tuberculosis of the adrenal glands
may also cause hypoadrenalism. This was a common cause of Addison's
disease in Britain before the 20th century and remains a major cause in
underdeveloped countries. Tuberculosis destroys the whole gland, both the
cortex and the medulla. There are usually signs of tuberculosis in other
organs, particularly the lungs. Destruction of the adrenal glands by
tuberculosis is irreversible once hormonal deficiencies are clinically
detectable. Being the Lung's which is the Metal and the Kidney the Water,
Metal give rise to Water, Lung give rise to Kidney, the Five Elements.
The Kidney's Qi deeficiency when it comes to too
low a stage it may be dangerous, so act fast. ALL of these cases have been
provern effective with CHINESE MASTER'S WAY OF HERBAL TREATMENT.
Male menopause, androgen deficiency and PADAM
All men and women undoubtedly experience symptoms
related to reduced production of sex hormones (sex steroids) as they get
older. These changes affect individuals differently, could be balance and
minimise of symptom with the use of CHINESE MASTER'S herbal medications. Some
people experience very few symptoms, whereas others are completely
disabled by them. It is important to remember that this fall in sex
hormone production is a natural process and not a disease. However, many
unpleasant natural processes can be helped with Chinese Master's medical
treatment just as effectively as diseases. In women, the fall in sex
hormone production is quite abrupt and usually occurs over a few months or
years in their 40s or 50s. The ovaries dramatically reduce their
production of oestrogens (the female-determining sex steroids), a woman's
periods become disturbed and eventually stop ( menopause). Menopausal
women may also experience:
alterations in sexual response, such as vaginal dryness
changes in the level of sexual interest.
In men, the fall in sex hormone production is
much more gradual, developing over decades rather than months or years.
Mental and physical changes can occur, but they are much more gradual and
can easily be missed. As such, the term 'male menopause', or andropause,
is probably not accurate. Instead, experts prefer to talk about 'partial
androgen deficiency of the ageing male' (PADAM).
Formation of testosterone (the principal
male-determining sex steroid) falls gradually and progressively from the
40s onwards. Other hormones are also affected, including growth hormone,
insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), parathyroid hormone and melanocyte-stimulating
hormone. Other endocrine (hormonal) disorders, such as hypothyroidism
(thyroid underactivity) and diabetes, are also more common with advancing
age but are better understood.
Research on treatment for the menopause in women
is done widely in the western world, but very little research has been
undertaken into PADAM and the effects of treatment except for Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment Centre in KL. A
very considerable body of evidence supports the use of oestrogen
replacement in menopausal women which in long term may cause cancer, but
hormone supplementation in ageing men is highly controversial. They
has done many years of research and now has the formulars for enhanceing
the male sexual hormone and keep it going for a very long time.
What are androgens?
Androgens are steroid hormones with specific effects
on tissue growth (muscle, fat, skin, hair and others) and brain function.
They play important roles in both men and women, but are produced in much
bigger quantities for men. Men after puberty, the majority of androgens
are produced by the testicles, mainly as testosterone. Other androgens -
dehydroepiandrostenedione (DHEA), its sulphate (DHEAS), and
dihydrotestosterone (DHT) - are produced in the adrenal cortex, skin and
Androgen deficiency can occur in younger men, and
even in children and adolescents, as a result of testicular damage,
genetic disorders, long term sickness or metabolic disorders. It is very
important to get treatment at an early stage and receive herbal
Symptoms of androgen deficiency
The symptoms :
Circulation and the nervous system
irritability and tiredness
decreased sense of well-being
lack of motivation
low mental energy
difficulty with short-term memory
being easily frightened.
Masculinity and virility
decreased vigour and physical energy
diminished muscle strength.
decreased interest in or desire for sex
less sexual activity
reduced quality of orgasm
weakness of ejaculation
reduced volume of ejaculated fluid.
Physical features include: diminished muscle mass
loss of body hair
Several other effects on body chemistry and metabolism occur, such as:
reduction in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and increase in
low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which increases the risk of
developing coronary artery disease.
increase in total body fat (because of a fall in the proportion of body
weight that is muscle rather than through weight gain).
reduction in red cell volume (a reduction in the proportion of red blood
cells to plasma.
Changes caused by PADAM could potentially affect
health in several ways:
increased risk of osteoporotic fracture and cardiovascular disease
reduced general well-being
cognitive impairment (problems with thought, concentration and memory).
reduced physical strength
The symptoms, signs and metabolic consequences of androgen deficiency are
largely reversible, and can be corrected by CHINESE MASTER'S WAY OF HERBAL AND ACUPUNCTURE MEDICATIONS.
CHINESE MASTER can reverse the effects and can maintain
the Male's sexual power for a very long term , and will stop all others
side effects .
For those with less disturbances will need only
twice a weak of herbal medicine to maintain your sexual power.
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