If you have been diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome, you may need medical treatments for specific symptoms you may be experiencing. Generally, treatment options depend on several factors, including the location and size of the tumor, and the hormones the tumor produces.
Carcinoid syndrome treatments may include a somatostatin analog or other medications to help with diarrhea and skin flushing. You may also be given medications to help manage wheezing, stomach pain, and any heart problems, such as heart palpitations and high blood pressure.
Always consult your doctor for medication recommendations for your particular symptoms.These recommendations will be based on your specific NETs diagnosis and overall health.
Carcinoid syndrome can be treated using hormone therapy with a somatostatin analog that can help lessen symptoms like diarrhea, flushing, or reddening of the skin.
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