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What are the symptoms of addison's disease other than low cortisol levels?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Severe symptoms

Patients with true addison's disease have severe symptoms that include: orthostatic hypotension (blood pressure drops when standing leading to lightheadedness), loss of appetite (that can be as extreme as nausea/vomiting), weight loss; weakness, fatigue, darkening of the skin.
It may present as a chronic illness, suggesting an underlying cancer, as a result, the diagnosis is missed frequently.

In brief: Severe symptoms

Patients with true addison's disease have severe symptoms that include: orthostatic hypotension (blood pressure drops when standing leading to lightheadedness), loss of appetite (that can be as extreme as nausea/vomiting), weight loss; weakness, fatigue, darkening of the skin.
It may present as a chronic illness, suggesting an underlying cancer, as a result, the diagnosis is missed frequently.
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