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

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ADDISON DISEASE

Synonyms:
Primary adrenal insufficiency

Symptoms

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

Treatments

  • Fludrocortisone
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Specialist who treat it

    Endocrinology
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        Slumping into a chair I lamented to my father, ‘I feel like my life is hanging on a thin strand that could break at any moment.’ It was late October, 1980. How, in a matter of months, did a formerly healthy, animated ...
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    I was 16 years old and off roading with a four wheeler motor bike. We went up a steep incline and I fell off the back of the bike and broke my fall with my head. I cracked my skull, thus leading to brain swelling and brain injuries. To cut a long sto...
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    It took 9 months before the doctors new what was wrong with me and then i nearly died  ,trying to learn to live with Addision and it is not easy i am so tired and depressed and in pain ,find it very hard to do any thing
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