Addison's disease is a disorder that occurs when body produces less quantity of certain hormones produced by your adrenal glands. The symptoms appear slowly for Addisons disease, symptoms include Weakness of muscle and fatigue, Weakness of muscle and fatigue, Weight loss, decreased appetite, hyperpigmentation, Salt craving, Low blood pressure, even fainting, hypoglycemia, diarrhea, Nausea or vomiting. Addison's disease occurs when the cortex is damaged and doesn't produce its hormones in adequate quantities. Doctors refer to the condition involving damage to the adrenal glands as primary adrenal insufficiency. The causes for Addisons disease are problems with immune system, genetics, infections, cancer, a haemorrhage etc. All treatments for Addison's disease involve hormone replacement therapy to correct the levels of steroid hormones your body isn't producing. Few options of treatment include Oral corticosteroids, Corticosteroid injections, Androgen replacement therapy.
The Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science publishes the papers related to Addisons Disease. The journal is open access where the content is available freely for the readers and the papers which will be published are assessed by experts for the quality.
Last date updated on July, 2014