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Adrenal Disorders

Symptoms of adrenal disease
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Adrenal glands are a pair of endocrine glands located above the kidneys which produce a wide variety of hormones like adrenaline, cortisol, and aldosterone. Each gland has an outer cortex and an inner medulla producing these said hormones. The cortex of the adrenal gland produces hormones called corticosteroids, mineralocorticoids and androgens and the inner medulla produce hormones like epinephrine and norepinephrine. With the dysfunction of the adrenal gland, a number of diseases may ensue. Some are caused due to the excess production of cortisol which in turn leads to the adrenal disorders like Cushing's syndrome. The condition caused by lack of production of this hormone (cortisol) called Addison's diseases.  

Common symptoms of adrenal disease with excess production of hormones are: 
• Weight  gain
• Purplish skin stretch marks, Acne
• Muscle weakness
• Anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, and fatigue
• Hypertension
• Infertility
• Reduced potassium levels
• Hair growth in females
• Stroke, heart attack, and panic attacks

Common symptoms of adrenal disease with deficiency of hormone production are:
• Hypotension
• Weight loss
• Weakness
• Muscle or joint pains
• Excessive blackening of skin
• Sudden death
• Low blood pressure and sugar
• Sexual dysfunction in women
• Hair loss in body

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