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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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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Not exactly: Addison' s disease is a state of adrenal insufficiency but not vice versa as there are many other causes besides ad ( an autoimmune disease) that can ... 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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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
No: It is not. If you're referring to "adrenal fatigue" is is an internet hoax, which doesn't exist. True adrenal insufficiency is luckily very rare.
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Same thing: Addison's disease is the name given to adrenal insufficiency, a condition recognized by traditional medicine. Adrenal exhaustion & adrenal fatigue are ... Read More
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