Aa
A
A
A
Close
Addison's Disease Community
177 Members
Avatar universal

is darkening of gums a 100% side effect of addison's disease?

if you have darkened back of the hands and arms, and your face and neck, and your toes, Do you need to also have darkened gums to actually know that you have addison's disease?

and also if in really cool places with nice wind, the pigmentation actually reduces to the point it fades, but it comes back.

or could this be also a side effect of medications? like steroids?
1 Responses
657231 tn?1453836403
COMMUNITY LEADER
No. my ACTH is super high and my gums are fine. It can vary so some people may get dark gums, some will not.

It can be blood sugar related as well, not gums, but other parts can darken.
Have an Answer?
Top Thyroid Answerers
657231 tn?1453836403
Northern, NJ
Learn About Top Answerers
Popular Resources
We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about radiation exposure
Endocrinologist Mark Lupo, MD, answers 10 questions about thyroid disorders and how to treat them
How eating more salt may actually save your life.
A deeper look into the relationship between salt and hypertension.
Why checking at new times can help.
Could you benefit from this alternative glucose testing method?