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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes absolutely.: Although rare, addison's does present in teens. If there is a family history of autoimmune diseases, this is even more likely. Addison's can be a lif ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Many things: Hi. Addison's disease is primary adrenal failure, usually of autoimmune etiology. The patients feel fatigue & malaise, dizziness on standing, naus ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Weakness, low BP : In addison's disease, one's adrenal glands are not producing enough cortisone, aldosterone, & sex hormones. BP is very low; hr can be fast. Chronic ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: What you need to know, as an ordinary person, is that in the us it is usually due to autoimmunity, in the rest of the world it is often due to tubercu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Nope: Hi. Addison's disease can be treated, but not cured, much like type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, hypopituitarism, etc. Don't forget to talk with your d ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Varies: The occurrence of addison disease is rare. The reported prevalence in countries where data are available is 39 cases per 1 million population in great ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Nothing simple here: Inability to make cortisol renders a person weak, sickly, often dark-complected, interferes with control of blood potassium and glucose, and puts them ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
23 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Depends: The symptoms depend on the length of the disease and on how low are the hormone levels. Usually, untreated, this condition is severe and can cause low ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Connection: There is a condition called polyglandular syndrome consisting primarily of autoimmune thyroid, adrenal and type 1 diabetes. In general, whenever you ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
DHEA: A number of studies have found that dhea supplements may help people with depression, obesity, lupus, and adrenal insufficiency. Dhea may also improve ... Read More
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