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The Realities of Life With Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency

Adrenal Insufficiency What living with Adrenal Insufficiency is like for me. Addisons Secondary AI Cortisol Replacement Therapy

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What is Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency. There are normally two adrenal glands, located one above each kidney. The adrenal glands are really two endocrine glands in one.

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15 FACTS ABOUT SECONDARY ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency is a serious and life threatening illness where the Pituitary gland in the brain fails to send sufficient amounts of the hormone ACTH to the Adrenal glands resulting in insufficient amounts of Cortisol being released into the blood stream.  Here are 15 facts about Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency to help you better understand…

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Adrenal Insufficiency: Symptoms include: hypoglycemia, dehydration, weight loss, and disorientation. Symptoms may also include weakness, tiredness, dizziness, low blood pressure that falls further when standing (orthostatic hypotension), cardiovascular collapse, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These problems may develop gradually and insidiously.

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