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.
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