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What is Adrenal insufficiency?

What is Adrenal insufficiency?

Adrenal insufficiency is a failure by the adrenal gland to output enough hormones. Severe or chronic cases, see ...more »

  • Adrenal insufficiency: Where there is insufficient secretion of hormones secreted from the adrenal glands.
  • Adrenal insufficiency: Conditions in which the production of adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS falls below the requirement of the body. Adrenal insufficiency can be caused by defects in the ADRENAL GLANDS, the PITUITARY GLAND, or the HYPOTHALAMUS.
    Source - Diseases Database

Adrenal insufficiency is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Adrenal insufficiency, or a subtype of Adrenal insufficiency, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Adrenal insufficiency: Introduction

Types of Adrenal insufficiency:

Types of Adrenal insufficiency:

Broader types of Adrenal insufficiency:

How serious is Adrenal insufficiency?

Complications of Adrenal insufficiency: see complications of Adrenal insufficiency

What causes Adrenal insufficiency?

Causes of Adrenal insufficiency: see causes of Adrenal insufficiency

What are the symptoms of Adrenal insufficiency?

Symptoms of Adrenal insufficiency: see symptoms of Adrenal insufficiency

Complications of Adrenal insufficiency: see complications of Adrenal insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Adrenal insufficiency.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Adrenal insufficiency.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Adrenal insufficiency: Rheumatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Adrenal insufficiency.
Treatments for Adrenal insufficiency: see treatments for Adrenal insufficiency
Research for Adrenal insufficiency: see research for Adrenal insufficiency

Organs Affected by Adrenal insufficiency:

Organs and body systems related to Adrenal insufficiency include:

Name and Aliases of Adrenal insufficiency

Main name of condition: Adrenal insufficiency

Other names or spellings for Adrenal insufficiency:

hypocortisolism, adrenocortical insufficiency, adrenal gland failure, adrenal failure, adrenal gland insufficiency

Adrenocortical insufficiency, Corticoadrenal hypofunction, Hypoadrenalism, Adrenal cortex insufficiency, Adrenal failure Source - Diseases Database

Adrenocortical hypofunction, Chronic adrenocortical insufficiency, Hypoadrenocorticism, familial, Addison's disease, Addison disease, Adrenal aplasia, Adrenal cortical hypoplasia, Adrenal hypoplasia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Adrenal insufficiency: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Adrenal insufficiency:


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