Causes of Addison's disease
It is a rare disorder of the adrenal glands. Adrenal glands are two glands above the kidney. Adrenal glands produce hormones: cortisol, aldosterone, and adrenaline. About 8,400 people in the UK have Addison's disease and Addison’s disease affects 1 in 100,000 people. It can impact people of any age, although it's most common between the ages of 30 and 50. It's also more common in women than men. Can anyone tell me what causes Addison’s disease in a person?
@faust Hello, Addison’s disease is when adrenal glands do not produce enough cortisol and aldosterone. It happens is caused by an autoimmune response which causes it to attack the outer layer of the adrenal gland (the adrenal cortex), disrupting the production of steroid hormones aldosterone and cortisol. Other causes include injury to the adrenal glands, bleeding in the adrenal glands, and genetics.