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How do I know if I have Addison Disease?

What signs or symptoms may make you suspect you may have Addison Disease. People who have experience in Addison Disease offer advice of what things may make you suspicious and which doctor you should go to to receive treatment

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See a comprehensive symptoms list & if suspected, contact GP immediately. If experiencing severe symptoms report to an emergency doctor.

Posted May 30, 2017 by Lucienne 800
Symptoms

Addison's disease symptoms usually develop slowly, often over several months, and may include:

Extreme fatigue
Weight loss and decreased appetite
Darkening of your skin (hyperpigmentation)
Low blood pressure, even fainting
Salt craving
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Nausea, diarrhea or vomiting
Abdominal pain
Muscle or joint pains
Irritability
Depression
Body hair loss or sexual dysfunction in women
Acute adrenal failure (addisonian crisis)

Sometimes, however, the signs and symptoms of Addison's disease may appear suddenly. In acute adrenal failure (addisonian crisis), the signs and symptoms may also include:

Pain in your lower back, abdomen or legs
Severe vomiting and diarrhea, leading to dehydration
Low blood pressure
Loss of consciousness
High potassium (hyperkalemia) and low sodium (hyponatremia)
When to see a doctor

See your doctor if you have signs and symptoms that commonly occur in people with Addison's disease, such as:

Darkening areas of skin (hyperpigmentation)
Severe fatigue
Unintentional weight loss
Gastrointestinal problems, such as nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain
Lightheadedness or fainting
Salt cravings
Muscle or joint pains
Your doctor can help determine whether Addison's disease or some other medical condition may be causing these problems.

Posted Sep 12, 2017 by Tina 2050
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The more obvious symptoms are loss of appetite, and fatigue, comprehensive. Vomiting, abdominal pain, discoloration, specks, dark on the lips, tongue...

Posted Oct 18, 2017 by Susana 2000
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Vomiting, dehydration, cramps and you have to go to the endocrine

Posted Oct 18, 2017 by 1550
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gums stained
low weight
nausea
coloration of the skin
inapetito
drowsiness

Posted Oct 31, 2017 by Dayana 2510

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