Addison’s disease, Cushing syndrome, and other adrenal disorders can cause crippling symptoms and can put your general health at risk. Fortunately, Saka Kazeem, MD, and his professional team at Elk Medical are experts in treating complex adrenal gland disorders. Serving the community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, Elk Medical offers personalized care for adrenal disorders. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or make an appointment online.
On top of each of your kidneys sits a small, triangle-shaped gland that produces several kinds of hormones, including adrenaline, cortisol, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Your adrenal glands regulate your body’s essential physical functions like:
Disorders of the adrenal glands can cause them to produce too much or too little hormones. This can lead to crippling symptoms and serious health complications.
The broad range of adrenal gland disorders means that the symptoms of an adrenal disorder can vary. Some common adrenal disorders that Dr. Kazeem at Elk Medical has extensive experience treating include:
Addison’s disease, also called primary adrenal insufficiency, occurs when your adrenals can’t produce enough cortisol and certain steroid hormones. Symptoms of Addison’s disease include:
Addison’s disease can also cause areas of your skin to darken.
Cushing syndrome involves an overproduction of cortisol. Symptoms associated with Cushing’s syndrome include:
Cushing syndrome can increase your risk of diabetes and other health complications.
Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland that causes overproduction of adrenaline and other hormones. Usually benign, pheochromocytoma primarily causes high or low blood pressure. Other symptoms can include:
Because so many types of adrenal disorders exist, an accurate diagnosis makes a big difference in providing effective treatment.
Dr. Kazeem has expertise in diagnosing adrenal disorders. Once he determines the exact cause of your symptoms, he designs a personalized care plan to address the cause of your condition and improve your symptoms.
Your custom treatment plan can include:
Your treatment plan can also include medication or procedures to address non-adrenal health conditions that can contribute to your adrenal disorder.
You can trust Dr. Kazeem and his team at Elk Medical for exceptional, evidence-based care of your adrenal disorder. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Elk Medical today or request an appointment online.