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Dr. David Geffner
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Addison's Disease (Definition)

Chronic adrenal insufficiency. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/home/ovc-20155636 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any ...Read more


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Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Possibly: Thanks for an excellent question. I would reccomend you see a board certified dermatologist to exam your pigmentation and skin quality prior to adding any laser energy. ...Read more

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Could amenorrhea of almost 3 years be caused by Addison's Disease? I am also recovering from anorexia, have celiac's disease, & low b.p. (8os/50s)

Could amenorrhea of almost 3 years be caused by Addison's Disease? I am also recovering from anorexia, have celiac's disease, & low b.p. (8os/50s)

Addison's: Based on what you report you need urgent attention. Best to start by having someone drive you to the nearest Emergency facility. Initial evaluation will decide your next move. Best of luck - all should be OK once evaluation and decisions are made. ...Read more

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

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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What causes Hyperkalemia in Addison's disease?

What causes Hyperkalemia in Addison's disease?

Distal tubule: In the absence of aldosterone and its like from the adrenal cortex, the proximal tubule has some mechanisms that ordinarily waste sodium and hang onto potassium. This will get you started. ...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?

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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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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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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What can cause salt cravings besides addison's disease?

What can cause salt cravings besides addison's disease?

Salt cravings: You may be losing salt through your bladder and that may be related to your medication. If you have not recently had a 24 hour urine test I recommend you see your doctor about this - soon! ...Read more

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What exactly is addison disease?

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 more

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What is addison disease in dogs and can it affect humans?

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

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How to prevent addison disease?

How to prevent addison disease?

You can't: It's a destructive disease of the adrenal cortex, which in the us, is usually autoimmune in nature. Other causes exist as well. ...Read more

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Could anxiety lead to addison disease?

Could anxiety lead to addison disease?

Visa versa: The biologic and chemical cahnges in addison's disease can cause anxiety. Consult your endocrinologist office. ...Read more

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Why is baby born with addison disease?

Why is baby born with addison disease?

Genetic causes: Sorry to hear your baby has addison's. There are several different forms, some more serious than others, & the cause depends on what type of addison's, but generally it is caused by genetic problems from one or both parents or a genetic mutation that occurred early in development. Though the language is rather technical, see http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/919077-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. ...Read more

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Why is fourth baby born with addison disease and other children healthy, ?

Why is fourth baby born with addison disease and other children healthy, ?

Genetic differences: Every child is different- so one may have blue eyes, the another brown, some tall, some short etc. A baby with addison's has a genetic cause- it got genes that the others didn't or had a mutation early in its development. There are many forms of addison's; some are relatively easy to treat, so i hope your baby's form is one of less serious forms. President kennedy & other notables had addison's. ...Read more

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Is adrenal insufficiency the same as addison's disease?

Is adrenal insufficiency the same as addison's disease?

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 more

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What is primary adrenal insufficiency (addisons disease)?

What is primary adrenal insufficiency (addisons disease)?

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

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Adrenal Insufficiency (Definition)

Adrenal insufficiency is either an absent or abnormally low production and/or secretion of hormones produced by the adrenal gland. Hormones produced by the adrenal glands include those involved with salt regulation, sugar metabolism, and sex hormones ...Read more