Signs & Symptoms Endocrinology

Adrenal Insufficiency
Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of adrenal insufficiency usually begin gradually. Early symptoms may include:

  • Unusual fatigue and muscle weakness
  • Dizziness when standing
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomachache

Symptoms that may occur in the later stages of the disease include:

  • Weight loss
  • Dark tanning of the skin
  • Craving for salt

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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