Adrenal disorder

What is Adrenal disorder?

Adrenal gland disorders (or diseases) are conditions that interfere with the normal functioning of the adrenal glands. Adrenal disorders may cause hyperfunction or hypofunction, and may be congenital or acquired.

The adrenal gland produces hormones that affects growth, development and stress, and also helps to regulate kidney function. There are two parts of the adrenal glands, the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla. The adrenal cortex produces mineralocorticoids, which regulate salt and water balance within the body, glucocorticoids (including cortisol) which have a wide number of roles within the body, and [Adrenal_cortex#Androgens|androgens]], hormones with testosterone-like function. Disorders of the adrenal gland may affect the production of one or more of these hormones.

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Does adrenal dysfunction effect the body's ability to produce the hCG hormone???

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Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone produced during pregnancy that is made by the developing...

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im hospitalized from low potassium last year but im not fuuly cured.rigth now its stable but i get dizzeness in standing or walking bloating...

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If you have verified adrenal disorder then it cause all these symptoms. Hormonal and electrolyte imbalance impact many organ...

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