The following are descriptions and symptoms of Addisons disease.

  1. The symptoms of adrenal insufficiency usually begin gradually. Characteristics of the disease are
  2. chronic, worsening fatigue
  3. muscle weakness
  4. loss of appetite
  5. weight loss
  6. About 50 percent of the time, one will notice
  7. nausea
  8. vomiting
  9. diarrhea
  10. Other symptoms include
  11. low blood pressure that falls further when standing, causing dizziness or fainting
  12. 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