Adrenal Insufficiency: Investigation and Management
Guest: Irina Bancos, M.D. (@IrinaBancos)
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
Fatigue, weakness, and loss of appetite are very vague and non-specific symptoms, and unfortunately relatively common complaints our patients describe to us. However, they may also be the presenting symptoms of adrenal insufficiency. If untreated, serious complications can develop, the most serious being an adrenal crisis. Adrenal insufficiency is relatively uncommon and unless we think about it, we’re likely to either make a delayed diagnosis or possibly miss the disorder altogether. The topic for this podcast is adrenal insufficiency. We’ll review its symptoms, the recommended evaluation and management with Irina Bancos, M.D., an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic.