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overactive adrenal glands

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Adrenal glands: Your doctor or endocrinologist must examine you carefully and determine the underlying cause. This requires some blood tests and maybe more exams by u ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Complicated: There ar many factors to be considered. First, a solid diagnosis. You need specific tests to confirm or rule this out. Next, if you do have excess hor ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Neinstein
13 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: If you have been told that you have an "overactive adrenal gland, " you must make sure you see an endocrinologist. The adrenal gland produces many dif ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Get treatment: I'm not sure what kind of adrenal problem you have, but if it is adrenal insufficiency, the overactive thyroid could make that much worse. Both condi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 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
8 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
47 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
24 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

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