Glossary -   Adrenal glands



The adrenals are a pair of glands near the kidneys that make three types of hormones important in helping the body function normally. The main hormones made in the adrenal glands are cortisol, aldosterone and sex-hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and male-like androgens (including testosterone). When the adrenal glands make more or less of one or more of these hormone, health problems occur.