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What does addisons disease do to a person?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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