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What is Adrenal Disease?
Your adrenal glands, located near the top of each kidney, produce hormones that regulate several functions in the body, including your stress response, blood pressure, metabolism, and immune system.
Adrenal diseases like Addison's disease and Cushing's syndrome mean your adrenal glands produce too much or not enough of key hormones. Other adrenal conditions include pituitary tumors, cancer, and certain genetic conditions.
How are Adrenal Diseases Diagnosed?Tests used to diagnose adrenal conditions include:
- Urine, saliva, and/or blood tests to measure hormone levels and/or confirm the overproduction of certain hormones
- Hormone stimulation or suppresion tests to measure your body's ability to produce certain hormones
- MRI and/or CT scans to get a closer look at your adrenal glands
UR Medicine's Treatments for Adrenal Disease
The UR Medicine Endocrinology Clinic takes a multidisciplinary approach to adrenal disease and adrenal cancer. We emphasize close communication between our endocrinology providers and endocrine surgeons.
UR Medicine has the expertise to take care of all forms of adrenal disease and adrenal cancers, including:
- Adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease)
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Excess aldosterone
- Adrenal nodules
- Adrenal cancer
Treatments for adrenal diseases include:
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Surgery to remove adrenal or pituitary tumors
- Adrenalectomy surgery, to remove one or both of the adrenal glands
What Sets Us Apart?
UR Medicine has the only board-certified endocrine surgeons in the region. Our physicians are amongst the most highly trained in the regions, with national reputations as leaders in clinical Endocrinology.
We proudly serve over 12,000 patients a year in our outpatient clinics, and we are the preferred choice for referring physicians in Western New York and surrounding areas.
Our physicians maintain close relations with academic medical centers throughout the country, who routinely work with us in treating patients with rare and complex adrenal disorders. These nationally-recognized providers are writing the endocrine literature and textbooks, and are able to offer the latest, most advanced treatments to our patients.
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