The purpose of your stress (adrenal) glands are to help your body deal with and manage stresses in your life. In fact, the adrenal glands are commonly termed "the glands of stress". They are your 'fight or flight' system. It is their job to allow your body to deal with the daily stresses of life or even those due to injury, disease or relationships. Your resiliency, energy, endurance and your very life depend on their proper functioning.