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How can medications cause adrenal gland disorders?

Corticosteroid medications, like prednisone, affect your body in the same way as cortisol, the hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids are often prescribed for inflammatory diseases like lupus or asthma. Your body may react to prescription doses of corticosteroid medications in the same way as it does to excess production of cortisol by the adrenal glands, resulting in adrenal gland disorders. This is most likely to happen if you take corticosteroid medications for a long period of time.

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