7 doctors weighed in:

What is adrenal insufficiency?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Low adrenal function

The adrenal glands make a number of different hormones, most importantly cortisol.
When a person's adrenals cannot make normal amounts of cortisol, they are diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency, or failure. This can be due to a problem in the adrenals (infection, tumor, bleeding, auto-immune destruction) or in the pituitary or parts of the brain that control the adrenals.

In brief: Low adrenal function

The adrenal glands make a number of different hormones, most importantly cortisol.
When a person's adrenals cannot make normal amounts of cortisol, they are diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency, or failure. This can be due to a problem in the adrenals (infection, tumor, bleeding, auto-immune destruction) or in the pituitary or parts of the brain that control the adrenals.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
Thank
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Adrenal insufficienc

Adrenal insufficiency occurs when there is not enough cortisol produced by the adrenal glands.
This can occur either from damage to the adrenal glands or the pituitary gland in the brain. Symptoms include weakness, tiredness, dizziness, low blood pressure, cardiovascular collapse, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea among other things.

In brief: Adrenal insufficienc

Adrenal insufficiency occurs when there is not enough cortisol produced by the adrenal glands.
This can occur either from damage to the adrenal glands or the pituitary gland in the brain. Symptoms include weakness, tiredness, dizziness, low blood pressure, cardiovascular collapse, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea among other things.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors