Adrenal glands produce hormones that perform a variety of functions. They help you regulate blood pressure and react to physical and emotional stressors. Examples of adrenal hormones include adrenaline, norepinephrine, cortisol, and aldosterone.
Your adrenal hormones control your body’s reaction to changes in your environment — everything from how your body responds to allergies and infections to lack of sleep or stress at work. When your body doesn’t produce enough or produces too much of a hormone, it can lead to conditions such as:
- Addison's disease: underproduction of cortisol and aldosterone
- Adrenal cancer: an aggressive cancer that often spreads to other organs
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: a genetic disorder that causes underproduction of cortisol
- Conn’s syndrome: overproduction of aldosterone
- Cushing's syndrome: overproduction of cortisol
University of Miami Health System offers expert care for adrenal gland disorders, which are often difficult to diagnose. Our team of endocrinology specialists develops a personalized treatment plan using the latest treatments. You will work with a highly trained team that’s dedicated to helping you feel better.
Why Choose UHealth?
Customized treatment plans for adrenal gland problems. Hormone imbalances can cause heart problems, high blood pressure , and metabolic concerns, so we take a comprehensive treatment approach. We design a personalized treatment plan to lower your risk factors, minimize symptoms, and help you feel better.
A comprehensive, team approach. Our endocrinologists work closely with surgeons, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, oncologists, nuclear medicine specialists, radiologists, dietitians, and other specialists to provide complete care. We address all aspects of your condition to improve your health and well-being.
The latest, research-backed treatments. As an academic medical center, we leverage the latest research completed by the nationally recognized University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to offer the latest treatments — including promising new treatments through clinical trials. You benefit from medical advancements before they’re widely available, provided by leading endocrinology experts who are known worldwide for their expertise. Our researchers are discovering better ways to diagnose and treat adrenal and pituitary disorders.