Many patients are debilitated by this condition and will require supportive care. If the diagnosis is hyperadrenocorticism, surgical removal of one or both of the adrenal glands is the preferred treatment. If the diagnosis is pituitary tumors, radiation therapy, which has had variable success in the treatment of pituitary tumors, may be the recommended treatment. Medication will depend on the underlying cause, and on the treatment plan laid out by your veterinarian. Hyperadrenocorticism will also have associated diabetes. You will need to closely monitor your cat if this is the case, and work closely with your veterinarian on the appropriate adjustments to the insulin treatment in order to prevent hypoglycemia when corticosteroid hormone levels fall.
Living and Management
Patients are often quite debilitated, making any form of treatment risky; close monitoring is required in all cases.
A treatment of certain neoplasms that is administered using an x ray
The term for a type of medication that impacts immunity, metabolism, sexual characteristics, and other such elements of a living thing
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A hormone that is created at the time of pregnancy
A hormone created by the pancreas that helps to regulate the flow of glucose
Losing of strength; becoming weaker.
Low amounts of glucose in the blood
Lack of strength in the body; weakness; inability to perform excessive amounts of work.