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Please, can somebody give me some information that is very important for me. My dad has Cushing's disease and yesterday his doctor told him that he will need to go to surgery. They must remove his both adrenal glands. Tell me what happens if you have both of your adrenal glands removed? Thanks!

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Unfortunately, sometimes if others treatments aren't effective, both adrenal glands may have to be removed. I know that any person who has had both adrenal glands removed must take corticosteroids for life. Some of these people may develop Nelson's syndrome. In this condition a pituitary tumor develops and it can be treated with radiation or surgical removal of the pituitary gland.
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Hi,
Adrenal glands are responsible for secreting adrenaline in our body, more precise in our blood stream. But not only adrenalin is secreted from adrenal gland. There are other hormones that are responsible for use of fats, proteins and carbs. When both adrenal glands are removed your father will have to adjust to loss of some hormone production in his body. However after the procedure your father will be put on hormone replacement therapy. He will have to be on this therapy for the rest of his life, because loss of some hormones might even is life threatening. Also he might experience problems with blood pressure and obesity. Have you considered a diet that he might use already?
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