Addison's Disease

About- Addison's disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency and hypocortisolism, occurs when adrenal glands do not produce enough steroid hormones.
 
Symptoms-

 Abdominal pain 
 Fatigue
 Weight loss
 Decreased appetite
 Skin Darkening (hyperpigmentation)
 Low blood pressure
 Salt craving
 Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
 Nausea, diarrhoea or vomiting
 Muscle weakness or joint pains
 Irritability
 Depression

Causes-

 Damaged cortex 
 Tuberculosis
 Infections of the adrenal glands
 Adrenal glands cancer
 Bleeding into the adrenal glands 
 
Specialist to Visit

 Endocrinologist
 

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.webmd.com

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