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Do infertility and addisons disease usually go hand in hand?

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

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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Need a simple explaination for this. What does addisons disease do to a person?

Need a simple explaination for this. What does addisons disease do to a person?

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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Is there a connection between addisons disease and diabetes?

Is there a connection between addisons disease and diabetes?

Connection: There is a condition called polyglandular syndrome consisting primarily of autoimmune thyroid, adrenal and type 1 diabetes. In general, whenever you have one autoimmune disease, you are at higher risk of developing another autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Is addisons disease a genetic hereditary problem?

Is addisons disease a genetic hereditary problem?

Addisions is genetic: In 2012 the answer is usually yes. Tuberculosis caused dr. Addison to describe the condition. Now it is any failure of the adrenal glands. Today it does run in families where autoimmune diseases occur. (thyroid, diabetes, adrenal, celiac, etc). ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana bad if you have addisons disease?

Is smoking marijuana bad if you have addisons disease?

Yes,Yes.: If you smoke majuana (unprescribed by md) that is bad. If you have addison's disease and smoke marijuana that is more bad. I wish you can decide to fight these 2 disorders and reclaim the healthy life you deserve. Get help for both problems. Life can be good. ...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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Can a teen have addisons disease?

Can a teen have addisons disease?

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

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What does addisons disease do to a person?

What does addisons disease do to a person?

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

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Do you know anything about addisons disease?

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

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What are the demographics of people who have addisons disease?

What are the demographics of people who have addisons disease?

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

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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

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Why is hemoglobin A1c high in addisons disease?

Why is hemoglobin A1c high in addisons disease?

Thanks for asking!: The risk of having type i diabetes increases in the presence of another autoimmune disease, such as addison's disease. ...Read more

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Can I still smoke marijuana if I have addisons disease?

Can I still smoke marijuana if I have addisons disease?

I suppose: And you can still shoot heroin too but why would you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat addisons disease and hypothyroidism with supplements?

Is it possible to treat addisons disease and hypothyroidism with supplements?

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

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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

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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more