When looking at endocrine disorders, it’s often helpful to look at them in pairs whenever possible because often the symptoms will mirror one another. In this week’s episode we look at two endocrine conditions related to the adrenal glands: Cushing’s Disease and Addison’s Disease. In this episode we’ll cover:

  • Basics of Addison’s Disease (also known as adrenal insufficiency)
  • The differences between primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency
  • Signs, symptoms, tests and treatments for Addison’s
  • Complications of Addison’s Disease, including Addisonian Crisis
  • Basics of Cushing’s Disease (hypercortisolism)
  • Complications of Cushing’s Disease
  • Signs, symptoms, tests and treatments for Cushing’s

 References viewable here (https://straightanursingstudent.com/addisons-and-cushings-disease/).

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