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Addison's disease

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Introduction
Addison’s disease (also known as primary adrenal insufficiency or hypoadrenalism) is a rare disorder of the adrenal glands.
Symptoms of Addison's disease
Addison's disease can be difficult to detect at first because the early symptoms are similar to the symptoms of many other health conditions.
Causes of Addison's disease
Addison's disease occurs when your adrenal cortex (the outer layer of your adrenal glands) is damaged, reducing the levels of hormones it produces.
Diagnosing Addison's disease
In diagnosing Addison’s disease, your GP will ask you about your symptoms and review your medical history.
Treating Addison's disease
If you have Addison’s disease, you will need to take daily medication to replace the lost hormones. This should ensure that you can continue to lead a normal life.
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