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Addison's disease

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Addison's disease (symptom description): Addison's disease is listed as a type of or related-symptom for symptom Adrenal gland symptoms.

Addison's disease (symptom description): For a medical symptom description of 'Addison's disease', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Adrenal gland symptoms (type of symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Addison's disease' may be possible.

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Addison's disease (medical condition): For a medical symptom description of 'Addison's disease', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Addison's Disease (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.

Addison's disease (medical condition): A rare progressive hormonal disorder characterized by insufficient production of certain hormones called adrenal corticosteroids.

Addison's disease: Addison's disease is a rare endocrine or hormonal disorder that affects about 1 in 100,000 people. It occurs in all age groups and afflicts men and women equally. The disease is characterized by weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure, and sometimes darkening of the skin in both exposed and nonexposed parts of the body.

Addison's disease occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the hormone cortisol and in some cases, the hormone aldosterone. For this reason, the disease is sometimes called chronic adrenal insufficiency, or hypocortisolism. (Source: excerpt from Addison's Disease: NIDDK)

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