Addison's Disease Symptoms and Signs
What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Addison's Disease?
The symptoms of adrenal insufficiency usually begin gradually. Characteristics of the disease are:
- chronic, worsening fatigue
- muscle weakness
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
About 50 percent of the time, one will notice:
Other symptoms include:
- low blood pressure that falls further when standing, causing dizziness or fainting
- skin changes in Addison's disease, with areas of hyperpigmentation, or dark tanning, covering exposed and nonexposed parts of the body; this darkening of the skin is most visible on scars; skin folds; pressure points such as the elbows, knees, knuckles, and toes; lips; and mucous membranes...