What is Acute Adrenal Crisis?
For patients with primary adrenal insufficiency, Addison’s disease and diabetes, acute adrenal crisis is a serious threat. It’s important to understand these related conditions to avoid or prevent acute adrenal crisis.
Acute adrenal crisis occurs when the body lacks cortisol, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands. Cortisol is an essential hormone that does the following tasks:
- Helps regulate blood sugar (glucose) in the body
- Restrains the immune response
- Acts as part of the body’s response to stress
When the body has insufficient cortisol, patients feel a variety of symptoms and signs. If medical attention is not administered quickly, the condition can become life threatening.
If you experience any of the symptoms of acute adrenal crisis, call 911 immediately.
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