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What are the symptoms of Addison's disease?

The first symptoms of Addison's disease are usually fatigue and a feeling of weakness or dizziness when standing up after sitting for a while. People may also develop dark patches of skin that look like a sun tan but can form anywhere on the body, not just where the skin is exposed to sunlight. Other symptoms include weight loss, nausea, loss of appetite, salt cravings, and dehydration. Sometimes, the symptoms are noticeable only when a person is under stress.

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