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Are adrenal gland disorders serious?

Adrenal gland disorders can be quite serious. Disorders like Addison's disease can cause complications including death. Cushing's syndrome also has serious complications, including diabetes, osteoporosis, and kidney stones. Without the right balance of adrenal hormones, serious metabolic dysfunction usually occurs.

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