Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease)

Addison's disease is a very serious disease and the changes it causes can be understated in the primary stages. The clinical signs of the illness are variable and most of the time vague. An early diagnosis is important since, with proper management and treatment, affected animals can lead a normal, full life. Definition of Addison's disease Addison's disease happens when dogs fail to produce enough of the hormone cortisol, and in some cases, the hormone aldosterone. The disease is therefore referred to as "hypoadrenocorticism" or "hypocortisolaemia" sometimes. The disease was discovered and named after a 19th-century English physician called Thomas Addison. Ordinarily, cortisol and aldostero

 

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