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How healthily can a person live with only one adrenal gland?
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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Adrenal function
Typically, when there are two organs and one is removed, the other compensates and under normal, non-stressed situations, the person should do find.
However, since the adrenal gland is a "life saving" - "fight or flight" gland, one gland when over stressed may lead to adrenal hypofuction, with symptoms similar to addison's disease. So remember to minimize your stress and excercise relaxation.

In brief: Adrenal function
Typically, when there are two organs and one is removed, the other compensates and under normal, non-stressed situations, the person should do find.
However, since the adrenal gland is a "life saving" - "fight or flight" gland, one gland when over stressed may lead to adrenal hypofuction, with symptoms similar to addison's disease. So remember to minimize your stress and excercise relaxation.
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