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What are adrenal gland disorders?

The adrenal glands produce cortisol, the stress hormone, as well as hormones that help to regulate metabolic processes and sexual hormones like estrogen and testosterone. Adrenal gland disorders include Cushing's syndrome, Addison's disease, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, and virilization.

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What causes adrenal gland disorders?
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Adrenal gland disorders occur for a number of reasons. Cushing's syndrome occurs when the adrenal gl...
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How is adrenal fatigue diagnosed?
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Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe fatigue caused by chronic stress. There is no way to diag...
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Should I talk to my doctor about my adrenal gland disorder symptoms?
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Adrenal gland disorders can be life-threatening. Addison's disease leaves the body without enough co...
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How Is an Adrenal Imbalance Treated?
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