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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not indicated: The medullary portion of the adrenal is responsible for producing the adrenaline compounds and the cortex for expression of cortisone. When an adrena ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
May not be needed: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, which are stress hormones. People who are stressed out are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s faul ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No: Hi. No, no one is doing adrenal transplants. There is not a need for adrenals. Since you seem to care about helping, make your you're down as a donor ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Yang
9 years experience General Practice
Endocrine gland: The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and their main function is to make hormones. The adrenal glands make hormones in response to stress (cort ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Adrenal gland: What are you treating them for? The treatment depends on what problem you have with them. In cushing's syndrome, the adrenals make too much cortisol a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nirmal Nandakumar
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
A lot: There are a lot of diseases and syndromes. You have to differentiate between primary and secondary causes of adrenal diseases.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cor ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Please explain: If there's no functioning adrenal cortex, then life depends on cortisol being replaced for the rest of your life. I'm going to assume you're not using ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
ACTH test: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of which are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes pers ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Removal of the adrenal glands, untreated, would lead to death. Adrenal hormone replacement would prevent this.

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