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Excess adrenaline or catocolamines - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you
User :   you've my histotry please go through it
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ok, one minute plz
Doctor :   yes, tell me your concern now
User :   now I have seen an endocrinologist who has discarded the hypoglycemia theory altogether what can i do next? what about the sweating
Doctor :  
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is your sweating genralised or in particular ares like fore head
User :   no it is allover
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since how many days
User :   may be six months
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did it started after starting any treatment like any tablets
User :   not actually
User :   i am taking ciplar 10 twice a day
Doctor :   are you over weight
User :   yes i am
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User :   my physician has ordered a test called urinary VMA levels what is it
Doctor :  
Vanillylmandelic acid (metabolite tested for in urinalysis)
User :   he has also suggested holter monitoring after the VMA results how does it work
Doctor :   Urinary VMA is elevated in patients with tumors that secrete catecholamines.[1]
Doctor :   catacolamines are adrenaline, nor adrenaline
Doctor :   hello are you there
User :   yes what about holter monitoring aftr vma
User :   hello
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yes , it is 24 to 48 hour measuring of vma and heart beat, blood pressure
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did he mention of hospital admission
User :   no he hsnt asked me to get admitted
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ok, it will be done in diagnostics
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do you have palpitations or panic attacks
User :   yes any clues what the dr is trying to find out
User :   yes i have palpitations and panic attacks too
Doctor :  
see, they are finding the cause for sweating, palpitations
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this is connected with excess adrenaline or catocolamines
User :   ok thanks for your help bye
Doctor :  
it can be measured by vma, which is a by product of catocolamines metabolism found in urine
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