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Friday 24th of November 2017

Adrenal Hyperfunction

General information on Adrenal Hyperfunction

Adrenal Hyperfunction (Cortisone Excess) is caused by an overproduction of cortisone by the adrenal glands. A tumor forms in the pituitary or adrenal glands which causes the problem. This is a rare condition in cats, occurring in middle aged to older cats.

Symptoms of Adrenal Hyperfunction

Symptoms of Adrenal Hyperfunction may include a pot-bellied look, weight gain, hair loss, with a dark appearance of the underlying skin.

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Treatments for Adrenal Hyperfunction

Your vet may stop or reduce dosage of cortisone, if you cat is getting cortisone by injection or tablet. If the excess cortisone is caused by a tumor, removal of the pituitary and adrenal glands may be indicated.

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