Addison’s Disease Treatment News and Symptoms Information

What is Addison’s Disease?

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the Mayo Clinic, Addison’s disease (also called adrenal insufficiency) is a condition or disorder that occurs when your body produces insufficient amounts of certain hormones produced by your adrenal glands. In Addison’s disease, your adrenal glands produce too little cortisol and often insufficient levels of aldosterone as well.

Addison’s disease occurs in all age groups and affects both sexes. Onset of symptoms generally occur slowly and may include abdominal pain, weakness, and weight loss. Darkening of the skin in certain areas may also occur. Under certain circumstances, an adrenal crisis may occur with low blood pressure, vomiting, lower back pain, and loss of consciousness. An adrenal crisis can be triggered by stress, such as from an injury, surgery, or infection. 

See below for updated news and information regarding Addison’s Disease including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Addison’s Disease Treatment News and Research

Addison’s Disease and Skin Problems

News-Medical.netAug 22, 2016
Addison’s disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency, is an endocrine disorder where insufficient amounts of cortisol and aldosterone …

Study Identifies Major Risk Locus for Addison’s Disease

Endocrinology AdvisorNov 11, 2016
HealthDay News — BACH2 is a major risk locus for Addison’s disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Higher Rate of Addison’s Disease Seen in Patients Born in Winter

Endocrinology AdvisorSep 30, 2016
Researchers from the United Kingdom and Poland found an uptick in the number of patients with autoimmune Addison disease born in winter …

Addison’s Disease: New Guideline Details Diagnosis and Treatment

Endocrinology AdvisorFeb 4, 2016
Commonly known as Addison’s disease, primary adrenal insufficiency is rare, with a reported prevalence of 100 to 140 cases per million and …

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