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What increases my risk for adrenal gland disorders?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Many adrenal gland disorders occur for no apparent reason. However, cancer or tumors of the adrenal glands can increase your risk for adrenal gland disorder. Some infections, such as tuberculosis, can increase your risk, as can autoimmune disorders. Genetics may play a role, especially when adrenal disorders affect children.

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