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Acute Adrenal Crisis

Statistics on Acute Adrenal Crisis

Florida Hospital believes it is important for patients to make informed decisions about their health care. These facts and statistics on acute adrenal crisis help patients develop a good understanding of the causes and prevention techniques.

With a basic knowledge of this condition, patients can make better decisions, maintain improved overall wellness and avoid emergency conditions.

These are some basic facts about acute adrenal crisis:

  • Patients with Addison’s disease, adrenal insufficiency and damage to the pituitary and adrenal glands are at the highest risk.
  • The condition occurs when the adrenal gland does not produce enough cortisol, and essential hormone.
  • This condition can become life threatening.
  • Many of the symptoms mimic symptoms of other conditions, but must be taken seriously.
  • If left untreated too long, patients can experience coma, seizures and shock.

The condition is quickly treated in the hospital.

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