Adrenal Gland

What is a adrenal gland?

They are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can’t live without, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions.

What problems can occur?

  • Too much hormone production – high blood pressure
  • Tumors – benign and malignant

How can we investigate?

  • Blood tests
  • CT scan

How can we manage?

  • Medication
  • Surgery – keyhole