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Do Infertility And Addisons Disease Usually Go Hand In Hand
Links between both: Maybe, not always. Women with primary ovarian insufficiency (early menopause) are much more likely to develop addison's disease and need to be tested. The connection works the other way, with women with addison's disease having lower fertility than women the same age without addison's, but not all are infertile. 1 report of a man with addison's with low sperm, improved with treatment of addison's. ...Read more
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
Nothing simple here: Inability to make cortisol renders a person weak, sickly, often dark-complected, interferes with control of blood potassium and glucose, and puts them at risk for dying suddenly when stressed. Once diagnosed, it's managed easily enough but the person does well to sport a tag warning of addisonism so extra cortisol can be given in a medical crisis. Autoimmue form runs with other illnesses. ...Read more
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My husband has focul segmental glomular sclerosis, and I have an atrophic kidney. Are we both more prone/likely to have addisons disease?
No: Adrenal glands, although in proximity to your kidneys, are not connected to kidney disease affecting you kidneys. So you are not at any greater risk for addison's than the general population. ...Read more
It was thought I had addisons disease but blood cortisol came back normal. I'm still passing out, have stomach & back pains. What could it be?
More evaluation: You may need more evaluation, what was your cortisol level? Did they obtain an acth level? Other labs? It is true it could be something else, but cortisol levels need to be interpreted by an expert as the normal value depends on the patient's health. If sick, levels should be at stress response level. Sometimes, more tests are indicated. ...Read more
Serum cortisol: 145.00 ng/ml, 8am test and acth value: 25.00. What can be the problem? Is it addisons disease? I have tanning just like in addison's.
Not likely.: These values seem normal. Cortisol is normal and your response to acth at 30 minutes whether high or low dose seems adequate. The pigmentation due to addison's typically involves the creases of the hands. Do you have the other common features such as fatigue, weakness, wt loss, anorexia, hyponatremia, hypotension or nausea? ...Read more
Yes absolutely.: Although rare, addison's does present in teens. If there is a family history of autoimmune diseases, this is even more likely. Addison's can be a life threatening illness, so if you have concerns, please speak to your doctor soon. Signs and symptoms can be non-specific and include fatigue and weakness, but what sets addison's apart is the accompanying skin changes and blood test abnormalities. ...Read more
Weakness, low BP : In addison's disease, one's adrenal glands are not producing enough cortisone, aldosterone, & sex hormones. BP is very low; hr can be fast. Chronic nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea; extreme fatigue & weakness; salt craving; darkening of skin in some places, paleness in others -- the person can look patchy. With hormone replacement therapy, normal life is possible. http://tinyurl.com/4ytupea. ...Read more
Yes: What you need to know, as an ordinary person, is that in the us it is usually due to autoimmunity, in the rest of the world it is often due to tuberculosis, it is rare, most people who think they have it are actually responding to life stress, it is easily ruled in or out with labs provided the practitioner knows what he/she is doing, and patients must take rx and carry a needle and information. ...Read more
Varies: The occurrence of addison disease is rare. The reported prevalence in countries where data are available is 39 cases per 1 million population in great britain and 60 cases per 1 million population in denmark. ...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
I suppose: And you can still shoot heroin too but why would you. ...Read more
Define supplement: If you are talking about the OTC stuff people get at the vitamin shop, buy a coffin first and write your eulogy, you would need them sooner. Both addisons and hypothyroidism are treated by supplementing the bodies lost ability to make the hormones with synthetics that mimic the natural hormone. You just don't use these supplements without close monitoring by a doc. ...Read more