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How do adrenal gland disorders affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Adrenal gland disorders can affect the body drastically because they affect blood levels of crucial hormones. The adrenal glands produce hormones that regulate metabolism and help the body respond to stress, as well as reproductive hormones like estrogen and testosterone. Without the right amounts of all of these hormones in the body, serious illness and death can occur.

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