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what happens or how does one feel if they loose adrenal gland function?
In other words what does the adrenal glands do? What happens if you don't have one or them?

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Adrenal insufficiency relates to decreased secretion of cortisol (the stress hormone), and aldosterone (the osmoregulatory hormone). Diminished cortisol secretion results in fatigue, weight loss, appetite loss, low blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Reduced aldosterone results in excessive sodium and water to be excreted in the kidney, and excessive potassium to be retained in the blood. This leads to excessive thirst, craving for salty foods, and disruption of cardiac rhythm. Losing one of two adrenal glands does not necessarily mean that you will have adrenal insufficiency, as the remaining gland can enlarge and compensate for functions of the lost gland.
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Hi,
Adrenal gland is one of the important glands in our body. Adrenal gland regulates and releases hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol. Adrenal gland is located at the top of our kidneys. There are several disease that might affect your adrenal gland like Addison’s disease, Cushing syndrome, Hypoglycemia or adrenal insufficiency. The thing is that if you noticed some abnormalities that affect your adrenal gland you have to see a doctor. He will then examine you and do some test. After the result you will most likely be put on the hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy will help you to continue your life as normal as possible. Sometimes people stay on this therapy for their whole lives.
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I lost an adrenal gland in 1981 due to kidney surgery, had to have left kidney removed. I stay so tired all the time. What could help me. thank you

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