Addison's Disease Diet

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Addison's Disease is an uncommon disease, caused by partial or complete failure of the outer layer of the adrenal glands (the adrenal cortex).

The adrenal gland produces hormones that control many body functions. In Addison's disease, there is a chronic deficiency of cortisol, aldosterone and adrenal androgens (hormones made in the adrenal glands). When the body is deficient in these hormones, the result can be high levels of potassium and low levels of salt, causing an electrolyte imbalance in...

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