Addison Disease


CSP: disease characterized by hypotension, weight loss, anorexia, weakness, and sometimes a bronze-like melanotic hyperpigmentation of the skin; due to tuberculosis or autoimmune induced disease (hypofunction) of the adrenal glands that results in deficiency of aldosterone and cortisol.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Your adrenal glands are just above your kidneys. The outside layer of these glands makes hormones that help your body respond to stress and regulate your blood pressure and water and salt balance. Addison's disease occurs if the adrenal glands don't make enough of these hormones.</p> <p>A problem with your immune system usually causes Addison's disease. The immune system mistakenly attacks your own tissues, damaging your adrenal glands.</p> <p>Symptoms include</p> <ul><li>Weight loss </li><li>Muscle weakness </li><li>Fatigue that gets worse over time </li><li>Low blood pressure </li><li>Patchy or dark skin </li></ul><p>Lab tests can confirm that you have Addison's disease. If you don't treat it, it can be fatal

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