Adrenal Disorders

Adrenal glands are small glands which are triangular in shape and located on top of each kidney. These glands consist of two parts: the adrenal cortex (outer region) and the adrenal medulla (inner region). The function of the adrenal glands is to produce hormones including cortisol (responds to stress and helps regulate blood sugar, blood pressure (BP), immunity, metabolism, bone and nervous system), aldosterone (regulates sodium and potassium levels and helps to maintain blood pressure and water balance in the body), and sex hormones. Adrenal disorders can occur when the adrenal glands produce either excessive or insufficient amounts of adrenal hormones.

We treat various disorders of the adrenal glands. These include:

Related Topics:

  • The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • American Thyroid Association
  • The Endocrine Society of Australia
  • Endocrine Society
  • Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association