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Should I talk to my doctor about my Addison's disease symptoms?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Many times, the symptoms of Addison's disease aren't very noticeable. Usually, the symptoms are apparent only during times of stress. So if you notice symptoms like weakness, fatigue, dehydration, nausea, loss of appetite, and pigmentation of skin, and if these symptoms get worse when you're under stress, it's probably best to talk to a doctor. This is especially true since Addison's disease can worsen very quickly if not treated.

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