An adrenal condition occurs when there is an imbalance of hormones produced in the adrenal gland. The adrenal glands, which are small, triangular glands located above each kidney, produce hormones that help maintain blood pressure, metabolism, and immune or stress response systems. If too much or too little adrenal hormones are produced, it can be a sign of an adrenal condition or disorder.
Common conditions include Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, adrenal gland suppression, tumors, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Symptoms of an adrenal disorder depend on whether the glands are producing too much or too little hormones but include high blood pressure, feeling tired or confused, easy bruising, and developing diabetes.
Adrenal conditions are treated by an endocrinologist who will diagnose and provide solutions for managing the condition. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms related to adrenal conditions, reach out to Schneck.