Releasing More Hormones
An adrenal gland is located on top of each kidney. Like many glands, the adrenal glands work hand-in-hand with the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. The adrenal glands make and release corticosteroid hormones and epinephrine that maintain blood pressure and regulate metabolism.
All types of adrenal insufficiency are rare. The incidence of primary AI (Addison’s disease) is estimated at just six new cases per million people per year.
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