Right Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant tumor. It is an aggressive cancer which originates in the adrenal cortex (the outer layer of the adrenal glands). The adrenal glands are steroid hormone producing glands, lie on top of the kidneys. Adrenal glands play an important role in the endocrine system (the system that produces and regulates hormones). The Adrenal Cortex secrete hormones, such as Cortisol and male hormones called Androgens and also produce hormones that regulate blood pressure and metabolism. In Right Adrenocortical Carcinoma, there is excessive production of hormones occur. Adrenocortical carcinoma become invaded and metastatized to the other distal organs at the time of diagnosis. It is usually spread over the periadrenal tissues, lymph nodes, liver, lungs and bones. Some common inherited disorders increases the risk of Adrenocortical Cancer (ACC) such as, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and Carney complex.
What Are The Types Of Right Adrenocortical Carcinoma?
There are two types of Right Adrenal Cortical Carcinomas.
In this type, there is increasing the production of adrenal hormones therefore, large amounts of cortisol, testosterone, and aldosterone gets excess in the body. Basically aldosterone hormone regulates blood pressure.
2. Nonfunctioning tumors
It’s a benign tumor that does not increase the hormone production from the adrenal gland. Most of the adrenal gland tumors are benign i.e not cancerous, only 5 to 10 % caused the malignancy.
Symptoms Of Adrenocortical Carcinoma
Signs and symptoms caused by Adrenocortical Carcinoma:
- Pain in abdomen
- Lump in the abdomen.
- Bloating feeling in the abdomen.
A non malignant Adrenocortical tumor does not cause any symptoms in the early stages. A malignant AC tumor trigger many hormones like, cortisol, Testosterone, Aldosterone and Estrogen.
Excessive Cortisol Level May Cause
- Weight gain
- Growth of excessive hairs on arms, face and back.
- A lipomas forms on the neck back.
- Swelling in the reproductive organs in both male and female
- High blood sugar.
- Muscle weakness.
- High blood pressure.
Excessive Aldosterone May Cause
- High blood pressure.
- Muscle cramps.
- Frequent urination.
- Feeling thirsty
Excessive Testosterone (In Women) May Cause
- Growth of hairs on the body
- No menstrual periods (Amenorrhea)
Men who produce too much testosterone generally do not have any symptoms.
Excessive Estrogen (In Women) May Cause
- Vaginal bleeding
- Irregular menstrual periods.
Excessive Estrogen (In Men) May Cause
What Causes Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma?
The primary cause of Right Adrenocortical Carcinoma is still not known.
Prevalence Of The Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma?
The prevalence of this disease is more common in female between 40 and 50 age group. If a person has the hereditary disease, it may affect the adrenal gland. Also, children under age 5 are also at higher risk for ACC.
What Are The Diagnosis Of An Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma?
For the diagnosis doctor will perform some lab tests to check hormonal levels in the body and also they might suggest an imaging test to look for tumors on the adrenal gland. They are:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Computed Tomography (CT) scan
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan
After scanning if a tumor is found, they might take tissue for biopsy which helps to dentify whether the tumor is benign or malignant
Ayurvedic Perspective Of Right Adreno Cortical Carcinoma
The Hormonal study comes under Endocrinology. In Ayurveda these hormones are compared with Dhatwagnis, it’s the digestive fire of body in five elements as vitiated Dhatwagnis can cause displacement of Dhatus i.e. Vimargagamana. Adrenocortical Carcinoma is caused by continuous hyper secretion of Cortisol by the Adrenal Cortex. The vitiated dosha is balanced with the natural herbs. Planet Ayurveda is a renowned company based in Punjab, offers the best remedies for the combating effect of the tridosha – Pitta, Kapha and Vata. This organization gives the CRAB CARE PACK to fight with Carcinoma. It’s now become a boon for Carcinoma patients.
1. Ashwagandha Capsules
Ashwagandha capsules are made from pure extract of herb Withania somnifera. This herb helps in maintaining healthy tissue and give stamina to the patient. It also maintains healthy growth of the cells.
Dosage: 2 capsules to be taken two times in a day with plain water after meals.
2. Curcumin Capsules
Curcumin capsules are made up from the pure and standardized extract of Curcuma longa. Curcuma longa contains an active compound called Curcumin. It fights against infections and also responsible for the yellow color of turmeric. Thus it’s a great herbal supplement along with other herbs provided in Crab Care Pack. As it fights against infections, it is the best to boost the immune system.
Dosage:2 capsules to be taken two times in a day after mealswith plain water
3. Chanderprabha Vati
Chanderprabha vati is prepared with the blend of herbs has 37 ingredients in it. Among 37 herbs, Shilajit (Asphaltum) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul) are the two main ingredients. It is a classical formulation, it has been used since ancient time to maintain healthy body function and also used to treat hormonal imbalance. Chandraprabhavati is being used in all female health related problems.
4. Kanchnaar Guggul
Kanchnaar Guggul is a 100 % natural supplement which has the capability to keep healthy tissues and cells. Kaanchnaar guggul is given in any overgrowth, lipomas, tumor or any carcinoma.These tablets are prepared by using Kachnaar bark (Bauhinea variegate), Triphala (Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Emblica officinalis), Trikatu (Zingiber officinale, Solanum nigrum, Piper longum, Varun bark (Crataeva nurvala), Elaichi (Elettaria cardamom), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), Tejpatra (Cinnamomum zeylanica leaves) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul).
5. Tulsi Capsules
Tulsi leaves are considered as holy basil leaves in Hindu tradition. Tulsi capsules are made up of using pure herb Ocimum sanctum. Tulsi capsules have the amazing property to fight against infections and support overall health.
6. Guggul Capsules
Guggul is considered as a natural pain killer. It is a herbal supplement from the house of Planet Ayurveda, which is the best remedy for supporting healthy cell growth. Guggul is obtained from Commiphora mukul, is a gum resin. Guggul has a natural component guggulosterones.