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Can one die from addisons disease?

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Question: Can you die from addisons my husband is very weak and sleeps all thr time and has no appetite
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala (1 hour later)
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Yes if the diagnosis is correct and if proper treatment is not initiated. Addison's can be fatal.

Weakness and loss of appetite are amongst the symptoms of Addisons but an accurate diagnosis requires a systematic evaluation by an endocrinologist who will take into account examination and laboratory findings to make a final diagnosis.

Treatment must begin promptly to ensure survival
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Can one die from addisons disease?

Brief Answer: Addisons Detailed Answer: Yes if the diagnosis is correct and if proper treatment is not initiated. Addison's can be fatal. Weakness and loss of appetite are amongst the symptoms of Addisons but an accurate diagnosis requires a systematic evaluation by an endocrinologist who will take into account examination and laboratory findings to make a final diagnosis. Treatment must begin promptly to ensure survival