Adrenal crisis is a life-threatening condition in which the anterior pituitary gland does not make enough adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). ACTH is responsible for regulating the adrenal gland (a gland near the kidneys that makes hormones that regulate many important bodily functions).
Adrenal crisis is very serious, and people with adrenal crisis require
treatment. If you suspect you have this condition, seek emergency medical care immediately.
Adrenal apoplexy (ie, bleeding into the adrenal glands)
Pituitary necrosis (damage to pituitary tissue)
Thyroid hormone replacement in someone with adrenal insufficiency
A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. The following factors increase your chances of developing adrenal crisis. If you have any of these risk factors, tell your doctor:
If you experience any of these symptoms do not assume it is due to adrenal crisis. These symptoms may be caused by other, less serious health conditions. If you experience any one of them, see your physician.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a