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Can a person live with out there Adrenal glands?

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can a person live with out there Adrenal glands?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.


People can live without the adrenal glands but there is a life long need of adrenal hormone replacement (called as glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid replacement) and there is a risk of complications like Addison's crisis.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have a family member that has kidney cancer that has spread to the adrenal gland. she has already had one removed. now the cancer has spread to the other and she is afraid to have the other out. because of the danger. if she has it out. and goes horomone replacement can she die if she forgets to take one a pill?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.


Yes, just a single dose miss can be risky and even life threatening. This risk is more when one has some kind of infection or stress to body of any kind.

It is pleasure and privilege assisting you.

Dr. Arun

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