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Adrenal insufficienc: Addison's disease is adrenal insufficiency, or lack of adrenal hormones, which can be an acute emergency, but is treatable with cortisone and other medication. It results from the destruction or surgical removal of the adrenal glands (you have two) and was more common when it used to be caused by tuberculosis years ago. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addison's disease is a medical condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones. The adrenal glands are small organs that sit above the kidneys and secrete important hormones that are responsible for maintaining body fluid and electrolyte levels and helps ...Read more
Adrenal insufficency: Adrenal insufficiency in dogs is not contageous to humans. When a dog's adrenal cortex doesn't work, the dog makes less cortisol. In humans, adrenal insufficiency isn't particularly common and is usually the result of autoimmune disease in this country. The result is also low cortisol. If your pet has adrenal insufficiency, you don't need to worry about contracting it from your dog. ...Read more
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 lead to cortisol deficiency state such as tuberculosis of the adrenals, hemorrhage of the adrenals, certain genetic storage syndromes and hypopituitarism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Primary adrenal insufficiency doesn't have to be autoimmune, however. Secondary adrenal insufficiency is when the pituitary gland doesn't make enough acth, a hormone which signals the adrenal gland to make cortisol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually same: Addison’s disease (also chronic adrenal insufficiency) is a rare, chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones (glucocorticoids and often mineralocorticoids). With a number of relatively nonspecific symptoms, such as abdominal pain and weakness, but under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.Addison's disease occurs in all age groups. ...Read more
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 caused by adrenal cortex damage rendering it unable to make these hormones anymore, mostly autoimmune cause in us. Patients often have a bronzed look. Hydrocortisone replacement is a lifesaving necessity. Fludrocortisone may also become necessary. ...Read more
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