Some patients with related conditions to acute adrenal crisis may be at a higher risk for developing the condition that other patients. It’s important to ask your doctor how to best manage your condition to avoid an emergency situation. For more information, ask a doctor at Florida Hospital. Contact us today.
These are some of the most common related conditions to acute adrenal crisis that increase a patient’s risk:
- Addison’s disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) – a disorder where the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones.
- Secondary adrenal insufficiency- a disorder where the pituitary gland does not signal the adrenal glands to produce enough hormones.
If acute adrenal crisis is not treated quickly, patients can go into shock and may experience coma or seizures.