What are the treatments for adrenal gland disorders?

Health care providers use a variety of surgical and medical treatments for adrenal gland disorders. These include1:

  • Surgery to remove tumors in the adrenal gland or, when appropriate, surgery to remove the one or both of the adrenal glands
  • Minimally invasive surgery performed through the nostrils to remove tumors in the pituitary gland
  • Medication to stop the excess production of hormones
  • Hormone replacement

Citations

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  6. National Adrenal Diseases Foundation. (n.d.). Adrenal diseases-Addison's disease: The facts you need to know. Retrieved May 26, 2016, from http://www.nadf.us/adrenal-diseases/addisons-disease/#treatment 
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