Addison's disease (also known as chronic adrenal insufficiency, or hypocortisolism) is a rare endocrine disorder. It occurs when the adrenal glands, seated above the kidneys, fail to produce enough of the hormone cortisol and, sometimes, the hormone aldosterone. Addison's disease refers specifically to primary adrenal insufficiency, in which the adrenal glands themselves malfunction.
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Addison's Disease and Type I Diabetes
Information about Schmidt's syndrome -- a polyglandular autoimmune syndrome involving adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease) plus autoimmune thyroid disease and/or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
Addison's Disease Network
Non-clinical advice via a discussion group for those who suffer from this rare disease. Incorporates Google translate for non-English users.
Addison's Disease Self Help Group
UK support group and registered charity, for men, women and children diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency.
Email list group open to anyone interested in making friends, sharing information and support with others affected by this disorder.
Message board for patients to find advice and support.
Dr. James Wilson's Adrenal Fatigue
Resource on adrenal fatigue, its causes, symptoms, related conditions and support recommendations.
Family Practice Notebook: Addison's Disease
Describes this disorder, symptoms, signs, diagnosis and treatment.
New Zealand Addison's Network (NZAN)
Support network for people living with this adrenaline disorder. Includes goals, membership benefits, archived newsletters, and members' stories.
NHS Choices: Addison's Disease
Provides information on this rare disorder of the adrenal glands. Includes details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
Patient: Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison’s Disease
Factsheet on this disorder, its description, epidemiology, causes, presentation, pathogenesis, investigations, associated diseases, management, complications and prognosis.
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