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What is Addison's Disease?

Posted by Brittany Raum on Jan, Mon 19, 2015

Addison’s disease is a disorder that occurs when your body makes and secretes insufficient amounts of hormones produced by your adrenal glands (two glands that sit on top of your kidneys that are made up of two parts: the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla). In Addison’s disease, your adrenal glands produce too little cortisol and inadequate levels of aldosterone.

Addison’s disease is also called adrenal insufficiency and can occur in every age group and both genders, and it’s estimated to affect between 110-144 in every one million people in developed countries.

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