What is Addison's disease anyway? Let's start with a brief overview of Addison's disease. It is the common name for hypoadrenocorticism, or adrenal insufficiency. It is a disease with symptoms that are common in many other ailments, making diagnosis difficult and sometimes a process of elimination. But once Addison's is correctly diagnosed, a properly treated dog can live a normal active life.
ADDISON’S DISEASE CUSHING’S DISEASE Definition Hyposecretion of adrenocortical hormones leading to: Metabolic disturbances (sugar) Fluid and electrolyte imbalances (salt) Deficiency of neuromuscular function (salt and sex) Hypersecretion of adrenocortica