Major Adrenal Metabolism Disorders

Adrenal Metabolism
Disorder
Major Signs and Symptoms Key Laboratory
Tests
Conventional Therapies Naturopathic Therapies
Primary Aldosteronism Hypertension High aldosterone levels, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, metabolic alkalosis Unilateral adrenalectomy General naturopathic support; if serious, consider surgery
Pheochromocytoma Hypertension Headaches Sweating
Palpitations
High catecholamines Surgical resection Rauwolfia serpentina, general naturopathic support; if serious, consider surgery
Adrenal Insufficiency Weakness Fatigue
Postural hypotension
Low plasma cortisol, low DHEA Salt, sugar, steroids Salt, adaptogen herbs, licorice solid extract, cortisol, DHEA, tyrosine

 

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