Addison’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Preventive Measures

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Introduction to Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency, is a rare disorder that occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the hormone cortisol and, in some cases, the hormone aldosterone. The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney and are responsible for producing hormones that help the body respond to stress and regulate metabolism. 

When the adrenal glands do not produce enough cortisol and aldosterone, it can lead to a range of symptoms and complications. While Addison’s disease is a serious condition, with proper treatment and management, individuals with the disease can lead normal, healthy lives. It is important to understand the causes, symptoms, and preventive measures associated with Addison’s disease to ensure early detection and appropriate care.

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