This disease is progressive as the adrenal glands are slowly dying. We need cortisol replacement for life. Without treatment, this disease will lead to death

Primary adrenal insufficiency


  • Darkening of the skin
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Fast heart rate
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness


  • Fludrocortisone
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Specialist who treat it

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