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The adrenal glands are a vital glands for life that are located on the back of the kidneys. The function of the adrenal glands is, among others, the production of some sex hormones and especially the hormones that regulate metabolism and cortisol, which helps us respond to stress, and other hormones that control blood pressure and the presence of water and salt in our body. Sometimes there is an excessive or insufficient production of these hormones, causing some of the disorders of the adrenal glands, which are detected through urinalysis and blood. For example, when there is excess cortisol or hyperfunction of the adrenal cortex we face the Cushing's syndrome, which is caused due to the intake of drugs or by the appearance of some tumors and having symptoms well defined (legs and very thin arms, fatigue, hypertension, blood glucose, bruises all over his body, etc ). This disorder of the adrenal gland has healing treating the source that causes the disease. Otherwise, insufficient cortisol or hypofunction of suprarrrenal cortex, causes the call Addison's disease, which arises for immune problem and requires treatment for life as it can be fatal if not properly treated.