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Adison's Disease

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Addison's disease is an illness in which the adrenal glands stop producing hormones that are important for certain bodily functions, such as maintaining blood pressure; regulating the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and maintaining a sense of well-being.
 
Symptoms vary from person to person, and often begin gradually. They can include chronic fatigue that worsens over time, muscle weakness, and weight loss. Some people also experience darkening of the skin in both exposed and nonexposed parts of the body. Addison's disease, though incurable, is a condition that can be treated and controlled by medication.
 
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