Addisons Disease

Addisons Disease is a long-term endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough steroid hormones.Symptoms generally come on 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.

Treatment involves replacing the absent hormones.This involves taking a corticosteroid such as hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone.

 

 

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