Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease can result from deficiency in the secretion of adrenicortical hormones (e.g., cortisol, cortisone, corticosterone, aldosterone).  This condition may be caused by progressive destruction of the adrenal gland.  [See also “Adrenal Exhaustion”.] See also the chapter, “Adrenal Exhaustion”, in … Continue reading

Adrenal Exhaustion

The adrenal glands are two busy little hormone factories that sit atop the kidneys.  They produce epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), dopamine, glucocorticoids (cortisol, cortisone, corticosterone), mineralcorticoids (aldosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone), and sex hormones (androgens, estrogens, progestins).  This spectrum of hormones regulates “fight … Continue reading