Addison Disease

Your adrenal glands are just above your kidneys. The outside layer of these glands makes hormones that help your body respond to stress and regulate your blood pressure and water and salt balance. Addison disease happens if the adrenal glands don't make enough of these hormones.

A problem with your immune system usually causes Addison disease. The immune system mistakenly attacks your own tissues, damaging your adrenal glands. Other causes include infections and cancer.

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  1. Addison Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... your blood pressure and water and salt balance. Addison disease happens if the adrenal glands don't make ... A problem with your immune system usually causes Addison disease. The immune system mistakenly attacks your own tissues, ...
  2. Autoimmune Addison disease affects the function of the adrenal glands, which are small hormone-producing glands located on top of each kidney. It is classified ...
  3. Addison disease is a disorder that occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones. ... estrogens (female), affect sexual development and sex drive. Addison disease results from damage to the adrenal cortex. The ...
  4. Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison's Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Describes adrenal insufficiency, or Addison’s disease, and secondary adrenal insufficiency and the role of the adrenal hormones cortisol and aldosterone.
  5. ... Laxative abuse Lower than normal levels may indicate Addison disease , a disorder in which the adrenal glands do ...
  6. ... aldosterone, and a condition called primary adrenal insufficiency ( Addison disease ) Very high-sodium diet
  7. Addison's Disease: Symptoms and Causes (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Addison Disease/Symptoms ... Addison Disease ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  8. Addison's Disease (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    Addison Disease/Start Here ... Addison Disease ... American Academy of Family Physicians
  9. Addison's Disease: Treatment (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Addison Disease/Treatments and Therapies
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Addison's Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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