Should I talk to my doctor about my adrenal gland disorder symptoms?

Adrenal gland disorders can be life-threatening. Addison's disease leaves the body without enough cortisol to respond adequately to stress and can cause adrenal crisis and death if the body encounters a severe stress, such as injury or infection. Cushing's syndrome can cause dangerous complications, including osteoporosis, kidney stones, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression. Talk to your doctor about treating your symptoms.

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What are the symptoms of adrenal gland disorders?
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The symptoms of adrenal disorders can vary. Symptoms of Addison's disease can include fatigue, weakn...
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How are open and laparoscopic adrenal gland surgeries different?
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Open adrenalectomy uses a large incision (usually beneath the ribcage). The laparoscopic or minimall...
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What are glucocorticoid hormones?
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