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What are early signs of acute adrenal crisis?

What are early signs of acute adrenal crisis?

See below: Patients with acute adrenal crisis may have weak and rapid pulse, cold skin, low blood pressure, fast and labored breathing, and can turn dusky or blue. Without immediate and intensive treatment, this condition can be fatal. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Can you please tell me about the actual signs and symptoms of adrenal crisis?

Can you please tell me about the actual signs and symptoms of adrenal crisis?

Life-threatening....: Dehydration, low blood sugar and low blood pressure and abnormal levels of many of your body's electrolytes among other things. A lot of good information is available here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000357.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of adrenal crisis?

What are the signs and symptoms of adrenal crisis?

Adrenal Crises: SYMPTOMS OF ADRENAL CRISES Fever Suddenpain in abdomen.lower Back&legs Convulsions Hyperkalemia(High level of K) High level of CALCIUM Confusion,Slurred Speech Psychosis Reduced level of glucose Reduced level of Sodium Low Blood Pressure Vomiting &Diarrhea Syncope low T4 level It is caused due to Deficiency of Cortisol.It may be due to Addison's diseaseor Crticosteride biosynthesis enzyme defect ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an addisonian crisis (acute adrenal crisis)?

What sort of problem is an addisonian crisis (acute adrenal crisis)?

Emergency: Adrenal crisis occurs when there is abrupt loss of adrenal hormones or treatment of addison's disease is suddenly stopped. Symptoms include low blood pressure leading to shock, confusion leading to loss of consciousness, low blood sugar, electrolyte imbalance leading to instability of the heart rhythm, and can result in death. Treatment is required urgently. ...Read more

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What is acute adrenal crisis?

Low cortisol state: Acute adrenal crisis is defined by the sudden drop in Hydrocortisone (or its equivalent) in the body, prompting acute physiological changes such as low blood sugar, lethargy, nausea, low blood pressure and sometimes even coma and death. Immediate steroid replacement is needed to reverse the above either via mouth (if the individual is stable and able to swallow) or via intra muscular/intravenous. ...Read more

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What should I watch out for as far as an adrenal crisis?

Wear a bracelet: If u have a documented adrenal insufficiency and u take steroid on a regular basis then make sure that everytime u r admitted to the hospital for a routine or emergent reason or surgery or a procedure that your medical team is aware of the fact that you are steroid dependant because u may require stress dose steroids . Avoid getting dehydrated and make sure to call ur doctor when u get sick. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent adrenal crisis?

In some cases: Most episodes of adrenal crises have a trigger, such as severe illness, injury, or surgery. Once it is known that a person with adrenal insufficiency (ai) has such one of these triggers present, or planned, giving high-dose steroids can prevent adrenal crisis. Because such events can occur w/o warning, and a person w/ ai may not be able to tell docs about the ai, alert bracelets are recommended. ...Read more

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What should people treated with HGH know about adrenal crisis?

What should people treated with HGH know about adrenal crisis?

In general, nothing: Hgh tx does not involve the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, & should not produce adrenal suppression or increased risk for an adrenal crisis. The pre-treatment evaluation should have included a broader assessment of the patient's hormones and should have identified a possible acth deficiency. If such deficiency were present but unrecognized, there would in fact be risk of an adrenal crisis. ...Read more

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What exactly is an adrenal crisis?

Life threatening: Your adrenal glands make hormones which help to maintain normal salt and sugar levels in your blood as well as normal blood pressure. An adrenal crisis is a severe presentation of adrenal insufficiency which is life threatening due to potential problems with severely low blood pressure, in addition to very abnormal salt and sugar levels. ...Read more

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What should I do if I experience an adrenal crisis?

Why would it happen?: What makes you think you will have an adrenal crisis. Did you have adrenalectomy or addison's disease? Did your doctor advise you to wear a medic alert bracelet? ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Addisonian Crisis (Definition)

Addisonian or acute adrenal crisis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when there is not enough cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It can manifest with fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, fever, joint pain, fatigue, coma, or seizure. Addison's disease is usually treated ...Read more