Just above your kidneys are your adrenal glands. These glands outer layer produces hormones that control your blood pressure, water and salt balance, and how your body reacts to stress. If the adrenal glands don’t produce enough of these hormones, Addison disease can develop.
Addison disease is typically brought on by an immune system issue. Your adrenal glands are harmed when the immune system erroneously assaults your own tissues. Infections and cancer are additional factors. These signs include:
- Loss of weight
- Muscle tremor
- Chronic fatigue that worsens
- Low blood pressure
- Dark or patchy skin
You can receive a diagnosis of Addison disease from a lab test. It can be fatal if you don’t get treatment. For the rest of your life, you’ll need to take hormone supplements. You should always have an emergency ID with you if you have Addison disease. Your ailment should be mentioned, along with a list of your medications and the amount you would require in an emergency.