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