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What is addison's?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Insufficient hormone
Addison's disease is a disorder that occurs when your body produce insufficient amount of a hormone called cortisol and possibly another called aldosterone.
There are many causes for this. You will need blood work and possibly imaging studies to make the diagnosis.

In brief: Insufficient hormone
Addison's disease is a disorder that occurs when your body produce insufficient amount of a hormone called cortisol and possibly another called aldosterone.
There are many causes for this. You will need blood work and possibly imaging studies to make the diagnosis.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Addison's Disease is ONE cause of adrenal insufficiency, when a person's immune system makes antibodies that attack and destroy the adrenal cortex that makes Cortisol, resulting in very low levels of this hormone and low blood pressure, poor appetite, nausea, and weight loss.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Adrenal failure
Addison's disease means that the adrenals are not producing enough hormones.
Although potentially fatal, it is very treatable after diagnosis. President kennedy had addison's disease.

In brief: Adrenal failure
Addison's disease means that the adrenals are not producing enough hormones.
Although potentially fatal, it is very treatable after diagnosis. President kennedy had addison's disease.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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