Mar 8, 2022
Today's show features Anna Cooper. Anna is the sister of another one of our guests; Faith Cooper who talked with us S9E11 on JRA and S10E11 on EDS. Addison's disease, also called adrenal insufficiency, is an uncommon disorder that occurs when your body doesn't produce enough of certain hormones. In Addison's disease, your adrenal glands, located just above your kidneys, produce too little cortisol and, often, too little aldosterone.
Addison's disease occurs in all age groups and both sexes, and can be life-threatening. Treatment involves taking hormones to replace those that are missing.