Addison disease is a disorder that occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones. Addison disease is a disorder that occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones. symptoms include Chronic diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, Darkening of the skin in some places, causing the skin to look patchy, Dehydration, Dizziness when standing up, Paleness, Extreme weakness, fatigue, and slow, sluggish movement, Mouth lesions on the inside of a cheek (buccal mucosa)
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Treatment with replacement corticosteroids will control the symptoms of this disease. These medicines usually need to be taken for life.Never skip doses of your medication for this condition because life-threatening reactions may occur.Your doctor may increase your dosage because of Infection, Injury, Stress, Surgery.During an extreme form of adrenal insufficiency, called adrenal crisis, you must inject hydrocortisone right away. Treatment for low blood pressure is usually needed as well. Some people with Addison disease are taught to give themselves an emergency injection of hydrocortisone during stressful situations.
The adrenal glands are small hormone-releasing organs located on top of each kidney. They are made up of an outer portion, called the cortex, and an inner portion, called the medulla.The cortex produces three hormones Glucocorticoid hormones (such as cortisol) maintain sugar (glucose) control, decrease (suppress) immune response, and help the body respond to stress.Mineralocorticoid hormones (such as aldosterone) regulate sodium and potassium balance.