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In what way can I tell if I am having an addisonian's crisis?

In what way can I tell if I am having an addisonian's crisis?

Well...: If you were having a true Addisonian crisis, you would be in a comma or close to it... You would not be able to type ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Addisonian Crisis (Definition)

Addisonian or acute adrenal crisis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when there is not enough cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It can manifest with fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, fever, joint pain, fatigue, coma, or seizure. Addison's disease is usually treated ...Read more


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What are the tests for addisonian crisis?

What are the tests for addisonian crisis?

21 hydroxylase AB: An addisonian crisis is when your body is in shock from adrenal insufficiency. To diagnosis addison's disease, the combination of blood tests for electrolytes, glucose, 21 hydroxylase antibodies, and a high dose acth stimulation test would help make or reject the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: addisonian crisis?

What is the definition or description of: addisonian crisis?

Lack of cortisol: Addisonian or acute adrenal crisis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when there is not enough cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It can manifest with fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, fever, joint pain, fatigue, coma, or seizure. Addison's disease is usually treated with daily steroid medication. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an addisonian crisis (acute adrenal crisis)?

Emergency: Adrenal crisis occurs when there is abrupt loss of adrenal hormones or treatment of addison's disease is suddenly stopped. Symptoms include low blood pressure leading to shock, confusion leading to loss of consciousness, low blood sugar, electrolyte imbalance leading to instability of the heart rhythm, and can result in death. Treatment is required urgently. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me specifically what is addison's disease or addisonian crisis?

Adrenal insufficienc: Chronic adrenal insufficiency due to any cause is adrenal disease. If a patient with addison disease is subjected to stress, e.g., infection, surgery trauma etc, it may cause shock i.e. Addisonian crisis. ...Read more

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Does addisonian crisis lead to abdominal pain?

Does addisonian crisis lead to abdominal pain?

Yes it can...: Most definitely. Here's more info which you might find useful: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000357.Htm. ...Read more

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How does high sugar intake affect addison's? After a meal i get symptoms of addisonian crisis. My doctors think that the sugar fall is affecting this.

How does high sugar intake affect addison's? After a meal i get symptoms of addisonian crisis. My doctors think that the sugar fall is affecting this.

Not likely: An addisonian crisis can be associated with hypoglycemia, but this will not occur after eating. You don't say what symptoms you have after eating, but it is extremely unlikely that they are due to low sugar. You can get a glucose monitor to check your sugar when you are having symptoms. ...Read more