Apr 30, 2013

Adrenal Insufficiency Day

Adrenal insufficiency is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroid hormones (chemicals produced by the body that regulate organ function).

If not treated, adrenal insufficiency may result in severe abdominal pains, vomiting, profound muscle weakness and fatigue, depression, extremely low blood pressure, weight loss, kidney failure, changes in mood and personality, and shock (adrenal crisis).

An adrenal crisis often occurs if the body is subjected to stress, such as an accident, injury, surgery, or severe infection; death may quickly follow.

Today is Adrenal Insufficiency Day....

Wear BLUE to show your support!

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