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A 33-year-old member asked:

Could one live without an adrenal gland?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Absolutely!: Hi. You have 2 adrenal glands. If one has to be removed, don't worry, you'll do just fine with the one remaining! To your good health!
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Adrenal: There is an adrenal gland attached to both kidneys. If you no longer have active adrenal glands you must follow your doctor's advice about necessary hormone replacement. If both adrenal glands are working fine, or you are taking the right medicine if you have no adrenals enjoy life!
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