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What are the treatment options for adrenal gland disorders?

Treatment options for adrenal gland disorders vary, depending on the disorder involved. Those with Addison's disease may need steroid medications and IV fluids to treat initial dehydration. Treatment for Cushing's disease may involve surgery or radiation treatment to remove a tumor. If you have an adrenal gland disorder, you will probably need medication for the rest of your life.

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