What are the signs of adrenal gland problems in dogs? Some pets may present in an “Addisonian crisis”, which is a medical emergency, with the sudden appearance of severe symptoms such as severe depression, and lethargy, collapse, vomiting and diarrhoea, a slow and possibly irregular heart rate, not eating, and possibly a low temperature.
What does an enlarged adrenal gland mean? Hyperaldosteronism: This condition is caused by a small tumor in the adrenal gland that makes too much aldosterone or an enlargement (hyperplasia) of the adrenal glands. A high level of aldosterone plays a part in the body’s salt and potassium balance, and may cause high blood pressure.
How long can a dog live with an adrenal gland tumor? Adrenal cortical tumors that can be treated surgically may be cured, but it is more probable that on-going medical treatment will be necessary. The treatment requires regular monitoring and life expectancy is variable from days to ten years and averaging less than three years.
What are the symptoms of an enlarged adrenal gland?
- High blood pressure.
- Low potassium level.
- Heart palpitations.
- Feelings of anxiety or panic attacks.
- Heavy sweating/perspiration.