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Addison’s Disease

Explore here about a life threatening condition the Addison’s Disease. Read more about this condition like its alternate names, symptoms and treatment.

  • Addison’s disease is also known as chronic adrenal insufficiency, hypocortisolism or hypocorticism.
  • Addison’s disease is a rare endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough steroid hormones.
  • The condition is named after Dr. Thomas Addison, the British physician who first discovered it in 1849.
  • Addison’s disease can occur at any age, but is most common in people ages 30 to 50.
  • The most common symptoms of Addison’s disease are fatigue, weight loss, difficulty in standing up, vomiting, anxiety, diarrhoea, headache, sweating, depression, low BP and joint and muscle pains.
  • Treatment for Addison’s disease involves taking the hormones to replace the insufficient amounts being made by the adrenal glands.

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