Addison's Disease: Causes, Signs & Management


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Which does not describe a factor that causes symptoms of Addison's disease?

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1. Which of the following is a symptom of Addison's disease?

2. Which describes a cause of primary adrenal insufficiency?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How does Addison's disease develop, what are its causes and what effects does it have on the body? This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of these topics.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Symptoms of Addison's disease and the factors causing them
  • Causes of primary adrenal insufficiency
  • A biochemical responsible for hyperpigmentation of the skin
  • Symptoms of Addisonian crisis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the symptoms and effects of Addison's disease
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as adrenal glands and Addisonian crisis
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding steroid hormone production in relation to Addison's disease and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of Addison's disease

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Addison's Disease: Causes, Signs & Management. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Addison's disease
  • Explain natural steroid production in the body and the role of the adrenal glands
  • List the possible causes of Addison's disease
  • Describe the symptoms of Addison's disease
  • Outline the abnormalities that could be expressed by Addison's disease patients
  • Provide information about treatment of this disease