EP 21: What Are the Adrenal Glands?

In this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette start the series on the Adrenal Glands:

  1. What are the adrenal glands?
  2. How do the adrenal glands affect your body?
  3. What are the different parts of the adrenal glands?
  4. The two hormones you cannot live without. 
  5. An overview of the hormone DHEA.
  6. How stress can impact your body weight and your adrenals. 
  7. The 3 types of neurotransmitters the medulla produces and how they affect your body.
  8. An overview of how adrenaline impacts your mental and physical health


The adrenal glands are responsible for producing hormones that regulate your body’s response to stress. They also help regulate your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and immune system.

Some ways to keep your adrenal glands healthy include getting enough sleep, reducing stress, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly.

Some common adrenal gland disorders include Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Some ways to reduce stress include practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga, getting regular exercise, spending time with friends and family, and doing things you enjoy.

The adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate your body’s response to stress. These hormones include cortisol, adrenaline, and norepinephrine.