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webinar series episode 12

Ask the Doc
special thanks to progenics for making this webinar series possible through an educational grant.

The information presented on this webinar is for educational purposes only and should not substitute the advice of your doctor(s) and medical team because they have in-depth knowledge of your medical history and current situation.

See list of questions and video timing below.

  1. 7:08: Are pheo or para patients more at risk of getting COVID and/or getting very sick with COVID?
  2. 11:45: Should I get the vaccine? 
  3. 16:09: If I don’t have any pheos or paras right now, should I get the vaccine?
  4. 17:15: Should I delay scans and labwork because of increased risk of exposure to COVID?
  5. 21:40: What advice are you giving pheochromocytoma patients who have Covid-19? 
  6. 25:00: How out-of-range must metanephrines be to indicate a pheo?
  7. 29:15: If metanephrines are in a questionable range, what imaging do you recommend?
  8. 32:11: I have SDHB, how often should I get MRI’s and biochemical testing?  What about my kids?
  9. 36:25: What do we know about SDHA?
  10. 39:23: How do you compare SDHA and B as compared to C and D.  
  11. 42:02: Can older patients who have a genetic mutation, but never had tumors previously, still develop one later in life?
  12. 44:33: Since adrenal medullary hyperplasia can be a precursor to a pheo, can you  comment on the diagnosis and treatment of AMH?
  13. 47:55: How can those of us with active pheo and elevated fasting blood glucose(pre diabetic range) reduce fasting glucose? I am already on a very low carbohydrate diet. Would this indicate alpha or beta blockers need to be increased?
  14. 50:45: How long after surgery do symptoms disappear?
  15. 57:41: How does pheo para affect menopause and female-related hormones?
  16. 1:00:00: Why do some family members with a mutation get tumors while others who also have a mutation don’t get any tumors?  
  17. 1:01:00: Can tumors lead to early menopause?
  18. 1:06:01: Are there any supplements or amino acids that are recommended or should be avoided?
  19. 1:08:15: Will tyramine increase blood pressure?
  20. 1:10:40: Patients should stay away from medications that indicate it may cause clotting?
  21. 1:11:14: Any new promising research that we need to know about?