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what happens when your adrenal glands shut down

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Adrenal disorders: Adrenal failure is called addison's disease. An overactive adrenal (often driven by the pituitary) is called cushing's syndrome. Both are relatively ... Read More

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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
16 years experience Endocrinology
A long time (months): Considering you have been on steroids for a long period of time, it will take likely months with gradual titration of your steroid before adrenal reco ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
25 years experience Endocrinology
Need treatment : The adrenal glands produce aldosterone, a hormone that controls fluid balance, blood pressure, and salt metabolism. If the adrenals stop producing ald ... Read More
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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 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.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: Classically infection, or chronic use of steroids that suppress the normal function of the adrenal glands.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Why do you ask?: Are you asking a simple anatomical question or do you have some mystical notion about blood? No magic here: Everything except your heart & lungs g ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Incidentaloma: The word "tumor" means lump, so yes a lump is a tumor. That does not mean it is a cancer. The adrenal gland is notorious for getting lumps that are ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Low Cortisol: If your doc has tested you and you do have low cortisol you can take a natural approach by taking a supplemental formula targeted to boost your adrena ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
You: Need full workup foe endocrine issues like thyroid, adrenal insufficiency, anemia.

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