What sort of problem is an adrenal gland disorder?

Endocrine. I will refer this to experts in endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology. Thanks for asking this important question.
Several. The adrenal gland makes 4 different types of hormones - cortisol, androgens (male hormones), adrenaline-like substances, and aldosterone (for blood pressure). An adrenal problem can be due to an excess or deficiency of one or more of these hormones. Or it can be a benign non functioning mass.

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Could you tell me about an adrenal gland disorder?

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What are the symptoms of adrenal gland disorder?

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