Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease refers to a disorder which occurs due to lack of release of hormones by adrenal glands, or in other words, damage to the adrenal cortex. The risk factors involved in the autoimmune Addison’s disease also include other autoimmune diseases, such as chronic thyroiditis, dermatis herpetiformis, hypoparathyroidism, Graves’ disease, hypopituitarism, pernicious anemia, myasthenia gravis, testicular dysfunction, vitiligo and type I diabetes. The symptoms of Addison’s disease include changes in heart rate or BP, chronic diarrhea, skin darkening, paleness, weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, mouth lesions in the inner cheeks, vomiting, nausea, salt craving, weight loss and unnatural dark color in some areas.

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