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What are the symptoms of adrenal gland disorders?

The symptoms of adrenal disorders can vary. Symptoms of Addison's disease can include fatigue, weakness and hyperpigmentation. Addison's disease can cause loss of appetite, dehydration, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea and nausea. Cushing's syndrome causes excessive accumulation of body fat around the torso. Osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system may occur. Other symptoms include kidney stones, diabetes, depression, emotional disturbances and hallucinations.

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