Were you looking for information about Addison's Disease? Addison disease is another name for Addison's disease.
Addison's disease, which is also known as Addison disease or primary adrenal insufficiency, is an illness in which the adrenal glands stop producing hormones that are important for certain bodily functions. The most common cause is an autoimmune disease; other causes include tuberculosis and chronic infection. Common symptoms of Addison's disease include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, and loss of appetite. Although incurable, Addison's disease is a condition that can be treated and controlled with medication.
Suggestions for people living with Addison's disease include carrying identification stating their condition and bringing cortisol with them when traveling. It's also important to understand early warning signs of an addisonian crisis and ways to minimize it.
For most pregnant women with the disease, pregnancy, labor, and delivery are uncomplicated -- provided they adhere to their medication regimen.
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