Thyroid Disease
Parathyroid Disease
Adrenal Disease
Adrenal Glands
Adrenal Tumors
Excess Hormone Secretion
Adrenal Cancer
Diagnosis of Adrenal Tumors
Risks of Adrenal Surgery
After Surgery Instructions

Adrenal Disease

Adrenal disease occurs when there is an overproduction of any of the adrenal hormones or when a tumor, cancerous or benign, grows within the adrenal gland. It is believed that genetic abnormalities may predispose some people to certain adrenal tumors, but the majority of these tumors have no known cause. There are a number of disorders that can affect the adrenal glands. Most adrenal glad tumors are non-cancerous adenomas that usually do not cause symptoms and may not require treatment.