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Understanding Hirsutism: Causes and Treatment Options.

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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