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.
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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