One way the body keeps itself in balance is by using chemical messengers called hormones to regulate various functions. Just above each of your kidneys is a small adrenal gland. These glands make hormones essential to a healthy life. When they don’t make enough of these hormones, Addison’s disease is the result.

Symptoms may include:
Chronic fatigue and muscle weakness
Loss of appetite, inability to digest food, and weight loss
Low blood pressure
Blotchy, dark tanning and freckling of the skin
Blood sugar abnormalities
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Inability to cope with stress
Moodiness, irritability, and depression
Intolerance to heat or cold
Craving for salty foods

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