Adrenal glands • What is its function?

Your adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system. They produce over 50 hormones that drive almost every one of your bodily functions.

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These glands play a big role in stress response, whether the external threat is emotional, physical or mental. Adrenal dysfunction can be caused by stressful experiences or exposure to environmental toxins. Negative thinking and emotional trauma, lack of sleep and even a poor diet and lack of exercise, all affect the continued health and function of the adrenal glands. Adrenal fatigue may result in a low body temperature.