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Also known as: primary adrenal insufficiency
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A long-term endocrine disorder resulting from insufficient amounts of hormones released by the adrenal glands, a pair of walnut-sized organs above the kidneys.
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Urgent medical attention is usually recommended in severe cases by healthcare providers
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Can be dangerous or life threatening if untreated
How common is condition?
Very rare (Fewer than 20,000 cases per year in US)
Is condition treatable?
Treatable by a medical professional
Does diagnosis require lab test or imaging?
Requires lab test or imaging
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Common for ages 35-50
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More common in females
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Family history may increase likelihood
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    Addison's disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency, is a rare long-term endocrine disorder characterized by inadequate production of the steroid hormones cortisol and aldosterone by the two outer layers of the cells of the adrenal glands (adrenal cortex), causing adrenal insufficiency. Symptoms generally come on slowly and insidiously and may include abdominal pain an…

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    5 hours ago Summary. Addison's disease occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough (or any) of the hormones, cortisol and aldosterone. These adrenal gland hormones are …

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    9 hours ago Addison’s disease is a rare endocrine condition where the adrenal glands cease to function, so that your body no longer produces enough of certain essential hormones, known as steroid hormones. The adrenal glands are small …

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    9 hours ago Addison’s disease is a rare disease of the adrenal glands. Adrenals are two small organs situated atop the kidneys. They secrete hormones (chemical substances) in the …

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    What does Addisons disease feel like?

    What does an Addison crisis feel like? An Addisonian crisis usually starts out with a person experiencing symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. As the crisis worsens, the person will experience chills, sweating, and fever.

    What are the chances I have Addisons disease?

    Addison’s disease affects males and females in equal numbers. Approximately 1 in 100,000 people in United States have Addison’s disease. The overall prevalence is estimated to be between 40 and 60 people per million of the general population.

    How to diagnosis Addison disease?

    To determine if you have Addison’s disease, your doctor might use the following:

    • History and physical: Your doctor will review your symptoms and perform a physical exam. ...
    • Blood tests: These will be done to measure the levels of sodium, potassium, cortisol and ACTH in your blood.
    • ACTH stimulation test: This tests the adrenal glands’ response after you are given a shot of artificial ACTH. ...

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    Does anyone know anything about Addisons disease?

    Addison’s disease is a disorder in which the adrenal glands – which sit on top of the kidneys – do not produce enough of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. (Hormones are chemicals that control the function of tissues or organs.) Cortisol helps the body respond to stress, including the stress of illness, injury, or surgery.

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