What is congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Also known as: CAH

The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and help with a number of essential bodily functions. When the adrenal glands do not produce cortisol, which is the stress hormone, the glands become enlarged and produce more testosterone, the male hormone.

Reviewed by: Alejandro Diaz, MD

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