Addison's Disease Symptoms

Do you have any symptoms of Addison's Disease? Do you even know what they are? Learn more about each symptom of this condition below and what to do if you think you may have Addison's Disease.


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Symptoms of Addison's Disease

Symptoms may include:

  • Extreme weakness, fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Muscle weakness
  • Darkening of freckles, nipples, scars, skin creases, gums, mouth, nail beds, and vaginal lining
  • Emotional changes, especially Depression
  • Craving for salty foods
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anorexia
  • Amenorrhea

A severe complication of Addison's disease is the Addisonian or Adrenal Crisis. Adrenal crisis is a life threatening disorder, its symptoms include:

  • Severe abdominal, back, or leg pain
  • Fainting
  • Severe low blood pressure
  • Severe dehydration
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Low blood sugar
  • Generalized muscle weakness


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