Adrenal Insufficiency occurs when adrenal glands do not produce sufficient amounts of corticosteroids. Adrenal insufficiencies are often confused with Addison’s disease. Many other diseases or aliments can cause adrenal insufficiency such as; cancer, and amyloidosis. Infections can also cause adrenal insufficiency such as; tuberculosis or another diseases such as diabetes insipdus. According to natural medicine specialists, adrenal insufficiency is most often due to extreme stress, which causes the adrenal glands to quit functioning correctly.
Symptoms of an Adrenal Insufficiency
Adrenal insufficiency causes individuals to feel tired, weak, and dizzy. Skin tone tends to darken. Dark black freckles may develop on the face and /or shoulders. The nipples, lips, mouth, rectum, scrotum or vagina may become discolored. Some people suffer from weight loss, decrease in appetite, dehydration, muscle aches, vomiting, rashes, eye irritation, diarrhea, nausea and a runny nose. Most people with adrenal insufficiency are prone to infection and colds. If untreated, the symptoms will become intolerable most people will suffer from extreme abdominal pain, severely low blood pressure, and kidney failure. If untreated this condition can be fatal.
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