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Raise awareness to Addison's Disease and to get this topic put into the nursing syllabus.

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How this will help

Addison's disease (also chronic adrenal insufficiencyhypocortisolism, and hypoadrenalism) is a rare, chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones (glucocorticoids and often mineralocorticoids). It is characterised by a number of relatively nonspecific symptoms, such as abdominal pain and weakness, but under certain circumstances, these may progress to Addisonian crisis, a severe illness which may include very low blood pressure and coma, if this is not treated it will progress to death. If you'd like to know more, ask me! THIS CAN BE A VERY SEVERE, LIFE THREATENING CONDITION. PLEASE HELP ME AND OTHER ADDISONIAN'S RAISE AWARENESS! 

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