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what causes weakened adrenal glands?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: Classically infection, or chronic use of steroids that suppress the normal function of the adrenal glands.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Almost nothing: "weak" adrenal glands or immune system is not common. It is popular on the internet to sell supplements and nutritional aid that are a waste of money. If you have concerns, see a doctor. You're probably just fine.
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
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