Hypersecretion of Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Glucocorticoids & Mineralcorticoids)
Can be caused by an increased pituitary secretion of ACTH, a pituitary adenoma, or an adrenal adenoma.
Trunchal Obesity with Thin Extremities, Moonface, Buffalo Hump, Generalized Muscle Wasting & Weakness, Fragile Skin that Bruises Easily, Reddish-Purple Stiae on the Abdomen & Upper Thighs, Hirsutism (masculine characteristics in female), HTN, Elevated Glucose
, Elevated Na
and Elevated WBCs and Decreased Ca and K Levels.
Fatigue, Weakness, Osteoporosis, Edema, Trunk Obesity, Decreased Resistance to Infection, Mood Swings, Depression.
- Diet: Incr. Protein & Potassium, Decr. Carb, Na & Calorie. Fluid Restriction.
- Prevent Infection
- Monitor for FVO/CHF d/t increased retention of Na and Water.