Po­ten­tially fa­tal

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Ad­di­son’s is a rare and po­ten­tially fa­tal con­di­tion in which the adrenal glands stop func­tion­ing, usu­ally due to a prob­lem with the im­mune sys­tem. When the glands are dam­aged, they can­not pro­duce the es­sen­tial stress hor­mones cor­ti­sol and al­dos­terone. Treat­ment con­sists of med­i­ca­tion for life. For more in­for­ma­tion visit ad­dis­ons.org.uk.

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