Emergency Care: Addisonian Crisis & Adrenal Insufficiency. Addisonian Crisis. Addisonian Crisis is an acute exacerbation of symptoms in someone with Addison’s disease (namely adrenal insufficiency)
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The Adrenal Gland releases…
Androgens (sex hormones)
(most potent is cortisol)
affects sleep patterns &
awareness, stress response
Addison’s disease can be a lack of all three hormones or just glucocorticoids and androgren