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adrenal fatigue vs addison s disease

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Addison Disease: Is an endocrine disease where adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones, leading to abdominal pain, weakness, low blood pressure, feve ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Barrera
38 years experience Endocrinology
Chronic fatique: This is a very broad topic. In general terms people with chronic fatigue and otherwise generally healthy, I order the following tests. CBC to get bloo ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Seek another reason: "Adrenal fatigue" is an dubious "pop" diagnosis given to people whose illnesses are probably psychosomatic -- not that this is not serious. Addison's ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple: can do with some of the other hormones too.
Dr. Richard Greenwald
42 years experience Podiatry
Cortisol: The pituitary hormone called adrenocorticotrophic hormone, or ACTH, regulates cortisol production by adrenals. If ACTH is low, this causes low cortiso ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily : If you are a post menopausal female your adrenal glands are providing your only source of estrogen. So if you have low adrenal function you could most ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Not exactly: Addison's disease is one very specific cause of adrenal insufficiency, in which the immune system makes antibodies directed at adrenal proteins which ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Adrenal cortex: The adrenal cortex makes lots of hormones. Very important are cortisol and aldosterone which help maintain life and salt balance. Addison's disease is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Often, yes: Addison's disease is an autoimmune disease which harms the cortex of the adrenal glands. However, anything that damages the adrenal cortex can also ca ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
34 years experience Infectious Disease
Addison: Addison disease is the decreased function of the adrenal gland with decreased level of aldosterone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Can be the same: Addison's disease is primary adrenal insufficiency and implies that the immune system is attacking the part of the adrenal gland which makes cortisol. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Usually same: Addison’s disease (also chronic adrenal insufficiency) is a rare, chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient ste ... Read More
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