Signs & Symptoms Endocrinology

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of pheochromocytoma result from excessive hormone production and include:

  • Headaches that typically are severe
  • Excessive sweating
  • Accelerated or racing heartbeat, called tachycardia, and palpitations
  • Anxiety and/or nervousness, such as feelings of impending death
  • Nervous shaking or tremors
  • Pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Heat intolerance

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