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Dr. David Geffner
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Addison's Disease (Definition)

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


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Can addison's disease cause abdominal pain?

Can addison's disease cause abdominal pain?

Yes, GI symptoms: Acute adrenal crisis in addison's disease occurs when the body needs much higher levels of 'stress steroid hormones' (cortisol) than is in blood-- e.g. When steroid dose is missed or in severe illness, stress or after surgery. Symptoms of adrenal crisis include gastrointestinal (severe abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite) , dehydration (dizziness, low blood pressure), salt craving. ...Read more

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Addisons disease is caused by decreased functioning of the adrenal cortex. What causes the decreased functioning?

Addison's: There are a number of causes. Autoimmunity is common. Just as Hashimoto's causes decreased function of the thyroid, autoimmunity can cause Addison's disease. Other causes are Tb, hemorrhage (following surgery or severe infection), tumors. Or it can be secondary to pituitary problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adrenal cancer (primary or metastic) cause addisons disease. Can it also cause other adrenal problems?

Unlikely.: Involvement of the adrenals with cancer is not likely to cause adrenal insufficiency since most of the adrenal gland would need to be destroyed to produce that. ...Read more

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What causes Addison disease? Is it something one can do to themselves?

Addison's disease: Addison's disease cause damage to the adrenal gland The cause may be due to an autoimmune process causing adrenal insuffiency ...Read more

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Does lysodren cause addison's disease?

Does lysodren cause addison's disease?

Yes it can cause: Lysodren is used in dogs for treatment of Cushing's Syndrome and in humans for cancer of Adrenal and if used without these indications may cause Addisons Disease in Humans and dogs ...Read more

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Can late onset congenital hyperplasia cause addison's disease?

Not really: Addison's disease is adrenal cortical failure due to injury, ablation or autoimmune disorders of adrenal gland or pituitary gland under-production of acth occurring in all genders & ages. Cah occurs mostly in ashkenazi jews, occurs in women in early to mid-adulthood & results in overproduction of androgens (male hormones). These are different disorders. See: http://www.Nadf.Us/diseases/cah.Htm. ...Read more

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Could lithotripsy cause addison's disease or the Depo-Provera birth control shot?I have a positive ANA was told I have fibermyalgia ?Would a CT scan show it?

No and no: I have never heard of lithotripsy causing addison's disease. It is not something that would show up on a cat scan. The most common cause for addison's disease is autoimmune, so having a positive ANA may put you at a slightly higher risk, but addison's is very rare, and needs to be diagnosed by an endocrinologist, with laboratory testing. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Adrenal Insufficiency (Definition)

Adrenal insufficiency is a condition where the adrenal glands are not producing enough of the steroid hormones they manufacture, ...Read more