Addison's Disease

Brianne  Schmiegelow
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Brianne  Schmiegelow
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Addison's Disease
1 Signs
1.1 Hyperpigmentation
1.1.1 Result of high ACTH
1.2 Na+/K+ imbalance
1.2.1 Result of low aldosterone
1.3 Weight loss
1.3.1 Caused by low appetite
1.3.1.1 Result of low cortisol
1.4 Hypotension (aka low BP)
1.4.1 Result of low aldosterone
2 Cause
2.1 Autoimmune attack on adrenal cortex
2.1.1 Low aldosterone
2.1.2 Low cortisol
2.1.3 High CRH
2.1.3.1
2.1.4 High ACTH
2.1.4.1 Because of lack of feedback from cortisol/aldosterone
3 Treatment
3.1 Cortisol and aldosterone analogs
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