February 28, 2013 • 8:45 am
The first step in making a diagnosis of Addison’s disease is to perform basic blood tests, which commonly show abnormalities that point to hypoadrenocorticism as the potential problem.
Full article Animal Endocrine Clinic: How Is Canine Addison’s Disease Best Diagnosed?
Filed under: Addison's, Blood work
November 5, 2012 • 10:57 pm
The thing about Addison’s disease is that you have to be thinking about it to find it.
The key to diagnosing Addison’s is suspicion. The clinical signs that pets show are often exactly like the signs we see in many other diseases such as acute kidney failure and inflammatory bowel disease. If you’re not thinking it, you will not find it.
Full article Leo’s Pet Care: The Thing about Addison’s
Filed under: Addison's, Hypoadrenocorticism
February 20, 2011 • 10:04 pm
Adrenal glands are part of your dog’s endocrine system. They are located next to the kidneys, and they produce many types of hormones that are essential to normal body function.
These two diseases represent deficient and excess conditions of the adrenal gland hormones.
Read more at Dawg Business: Medical Jargon Explained: Hypo- versus Hyperadrenocorticism
Filed under: Addison's, Adrenal glands, Cushing's, Hyperadrenocorticism, Hypoadrenocorticism
February 20, 2011 • 9:59 pm
In dogs with Addison’s disease, there is a deficiency of the corticosteroid hormones.
It is unusual to discover the direct cause of this deficiency unless the patient is taking medications that disrupt adrenal balance (like ketoconazole, Lysodren or trilostane) but, fortunately, the disease can be managed with the administration of corticosteroid hormones even if the cause of the deficiency is unknown.
Read more at Veterinary Partner: Addison’s Disease
Filed under: Addison's, Adrenal glands, Hypoadrenocorticism