Adrenal Crisis

What is Adrenal Crisis?

Adrenal Crisis happens when there is an insufficient level of Cortisol in the body. A lack of Cortisol can have significant negative effects on a range of homeopathic procedures in the body. It can also lead to severe hypotension, shock, and death.

Signs and symptoms can include:

  • Severe dehydration
  • Pale/Cold/Clammy skin
  • Sweating
  • Rapid/Shallow breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Severe Vomiting and Diarrhoea
  • Severe muscle weakness
  • Headache
  • Severe drowsiness or loss of consciousness

Adrenal Crisis can be brought on in a number of scenarios, these include:

  • The adrenal gland is damaged
  • The pituitary is injured and cannot release ACTH
  • Adrenal insufficiency is not properly treated
  • You’ve been taking glucocorticoid medicines for a long time, and suddenly stop
  • You’ve become very dehydrated
  • Infection or other physical stress

It is important to identify Adrenal Crisis early to effectively start treatment and transport to the hospital.

In treating Adrenal Crisis it is important that you follow your local guidelines and protocols, but typically it will include administration of Hydrocortisone, fluids, management of primary survey deficits, and rapid transport to the hospital.