How long do adrenal gland disorders last?

In some cases, treatment for adrenal gland disorders can be definitive, but more often, adrenal gland disorders are chronic. If you have an adrenal gland disorder, you may need to take medication for the rest of your life. With treatment, however, you can enjoy a high quality of life and a good prognosis.

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