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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Adrenal Insufficiency
Answer: Adrenal insufficiency presents with low blood pressure, weight loss, weakness, anorexia or nausea, salt craving, diarrhea(or constipation). If the cause is adrenal failure there will be hyperpigmentation, if the cause is pituitary disease usually with "china skin". Treatment is replacement of glucocorticoids and occasionally mineralocorticoids. Response is usually dramatic.