Treatment For Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is also known as chronic adrenal insufficiency or hypocortisolism or hypocorticism is a rare endocrine disorder wherein the adrenal glands produce insufficient steroid hormones.Addison’s disease is an endocrine or hormonal disorder that occurs in all age groups and afflicts men and women equally.The disease is characterized by weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure, and sometimes darkening of the skin in both exposed and nonexposed parts of the body.Addison’s disease occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the hormone cortisol and in some cases, the hormone aldosterone.Cortisol is normally produced by the adrenal glands, located just above the kidneys.Treatment1.Arsnenicum:Given to the patient with:a. nerve depressionb.gastric irritationc.general debilityd.feeble heart actione.tendency to vomitf.both the burning and the discoloration of the skin2.Argentum nitricum:Given in cases of:a.appetiteb.chronic wastingc.diarrhoea3.Natrum mur:earthy complexion,a.brown spots upon the back of the handsb.excessive mental and physical prostrationc.trembling of legsd.dim visione.want of appetite,f.nausea and vomitingg.depression of mind with irritability



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