Missouri Man has Life-Changing Surgery after Mystery Illness Leads to Rare Diagnosis

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Paul Siron was living a full life. He enjoyed family time with his wife and daughters after work at his construction job. The Higginsville, Missouri, resident liked to play the guitar and take care of the family’s pets. In 2013, his routine was shattered when he began having debilitating headaches.

His wife convinced him to see his primary care doctor, who diagnosed him with high blood pressure and prescribed medications. At one time, Siron was taking nine different medications. Nothing seemed to work.

At University of Missouri Health Care, doctors ran additional tests based on Siron’s symptoms — headaches, anxiety, unexplained high blood pressure. He was diagnosed with a noncancerous adrenal gland tumor.

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