How can I care for someone with an adrenal gland disorder?

You can care for someone with an adrenal gland disorder by making sure that person seeks and receives treatment for their adrenal gland disorder. Make sure your loved one takes medications as prescribed. Watch for a recurrence of symptoms. If your loved one's symptoms recur, seek medical treatment right away. Your loved one may need adjustments to their medication. Your loved one may also need help with the complications that can occur as a result of adrenal gland disorders, including diabetes and osteoporosis.

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