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Please read my medical history before reading further; I had a second catecholamine test completed the adrenaline levels are now 52.21 pg/ml and the noradrenaline 460.16 pg/ml. This was done under seated condition after a 20 minute light walk. I am still having panic attacks, especially after moderate exercise. I have two questions (1) are the catecholamine levels normal (2) should I stop the moderate exercise and do light exercise only until fully recovered.

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Brief Answer:
You have normal catecholamines this time.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear user
I have gone through your question
I can understand your concern.

The normal range for adrenaline is 0 to 900 pg/mL and for noradrenaline is 0 to 600 pg/mL.
So, i can see that this time the levels of adreneline...

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Hello, I have been diagnosed with page's syndrome but nobody seems to know about it. I am having difficulties finding information?

I was tested for pheochromocytoma but it came back negative

I want to know what Page Syndrome is. I want to know how to be treated. I want to know if I have to stay atenol forever and finally what diet restrictions should I be aware of?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
yes you may need to continue atenolol

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

I understand your concern. This is a rare diagnosis and information is limited.

In 1935, Dr XXXXXXX H. Page, was the first to observe a very particular form of paroxysmal (sudden episodes) hypertension...

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I am a 36 year woman with severe anxiety and depression. I have taken lexapro with relief i am now in a complete state of hogh anxiety i was switched to paxil which has helped in the past. I am concerned aboit my thyroid my tsh 2.730 my t4 free is 1.29 and my t3 is 1.130

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Brief Answer:
Thyroid profile normal.

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
Noted your concern. Sorry to hear about your symptoms. I guess i answered your question before. Your TSH is normal. Free T4 also seems to be normal. However, we needto know the units of these measurements to assess further. Could...

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I have been struggling with a rapid heart beat sometimes even when I am just resting. It usually happens in the evening and when I exercise my heart rate stays high for a long period of time not allowing me to rest. I take 50mg of metoprolol twice a now but was only on a once a day schedule. I also just started taking Qco10 and a omega 3 supplement. I just added calcium magnesium citrate D3 and it has helped.
What else should be looking for or do to help. I am a pretty athletic person and would like some help so I can continue exercising. Appreciate your time medical advice.
xxxx

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello Randy!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Seems that your tachycardia has become a real problem. First of all it is very important to notice if it is a sinus tachycardia (which is a normal compensatory heart reaction to...

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I had a thyroid ultrasound as a workup for pheochromocytoma. The US showed a 8mm solid indeterminate nodule and a small complex cyst. Could this be associated with the symptoms of a pheochromocytoma? I have elevated urine catecholamine levels (2-3x) and HTN with exertion (220/140) that quickly returns to normal (110/70) and palpitaions. What is the recommended treatment or followup?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
To rule out MEN syndromes

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
noted your concern.
Your doctor ordered thyroid ultrasound to look for medullary thyroid cancer and parathyroid nodules . They can be part of MEN syndrome ( multiple endocrine neoplasia). But please remember that, majority of...

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Hi Doctor
Sometime I have a dull headache over a few days, weird feeling in my chest. Cardiologist says my heart is good, just has some sort of 'click' to the mitral valve.
He has just sent me to do test to check urinary catecholamine levels. I understand that with the fight/flight response, adrenaline is released which can cause vasoconstriction, hence the headache. I do not have stress in my life but I still get the fight/flight response. Panadol does not relieve the headache. Is there a medication or supplement which can reduce the adrenaline pumped into my system or counteract it that I can take, eg, anti-inflammatory ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Read below

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

If your doctor thinks that there is a question of an overactive sympathetic nervous system then the most appropriate drug to counter the effects of the catecholamines would be a drug of the...

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I've always had a palpatation here and there, but now I'm having a episode about every hour. More so every time i stand up or walk around. It makes me really dizzy and lightheaded. Should I be worried.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Needs evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
I went through your earlier questions & found that you have been having these palpitations since long. Cardiology related tests for palpitations like Stress echo, Holter monitoring, echo & thyroid profile has...

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can a chromogranin A test detect and brain or.thyroid tumors or cancer

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It detects carcinoid tumor of intestine or lung.

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Is ischemic heart disease and atrial fibrillation related? If so, how??? Thank you, I appreciate your professional opinion.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Strongly correlated

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking!
Atrial fibrillation (AF) has strong associations with other cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease (CAD), Ischemic Heart Disease IHD,valvular heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and...

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I have the distinct symptoms of Pheochromocytoma: severe high (240/160) and low (48/32) blood pressure surges/falls, etc. Can you please list names of other possible diseases/conditions that have similar symptoms?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Paragangliomas

Detailed Answer:
Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are catecholamine secreting tumors that typically produce the type of symptoms you are reporting.
Paragangliomas are similar to pheochromocytomas except that they are found outside the adrenal gland in various...

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