Addison's disease

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Addison's disease
Synonyms Addison disease, chronic adrenal insufficiency, hypocortisolism, hypoadrenalism, primary adrenal insufficiency[1]
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Clessic daurkenin o the skin due tae increased pigment as seen in Addison's disease
Specialty Endocrinology
Symptoms Abdominal pain, waikness, wecht loss, daurkenin o the skin[1]
Complications Adrenal crisis[1]
Uisual onset Middle-aged females[1]
Causes Problems wit the adrenal gland[1]
Diagnostic method Bluid tests, urine tests, medical eemagin[1]
Treatment Corticosteroid sic as hydrocortisone an fludrocortisone[1][2]
Frequency 0.9–1.4 per 10,000 fowk (developit warld)[1][3]

Addison's disease, an aa kent as primar adrenal insufficiency an hypocortisolism, is a lang-term endocrine disorder in that the adrenal glands dae nae produce eneuch steroid hormones.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison's Disease". NIDDK. Mey 2014. Archived frae the oreeginal on 13 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2016. 
  2. Napier, C; Pearce, SH (Juin 2014). "Current and emerging therapies for Addison's disease". Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity. 21 (3): 147–53. doi:10.1097/med.0000000000000067. PMID 24755997. 
  3. Brandão Neto, RA; de Carvalho, JF (2014). "Diagnosis and classification of Addison's disease (autoimmune adrenalitis)". Autoimmunity reviews. 13 (4-5): 408–11. doi:10.1016/j.autrev.2014.01.025. PMID 24424183.