Addisons Assessment Nursing Mnemonic (STEROID)

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STEROID

  • S-Sugar and sodium low
  • T-Tired and muscle weakness
  • E-Electrolyte imbalance of high Potassium and high Calcium
  • R-Reproductive change
  • O-lOw blood pressure
  • I-Increased pigmentation of the skin
  • D-Diarrhea and nausea, Depression

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Assessment findings of Addison’s Disease – caused by LOW secretion of adrenal hormones – glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, and androgens

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