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Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 17, 2020  3 years, 8 months, 12 hours, 38 minutes ago

Coronavirus News: Tiredness And Fatigue In the COVID-19 Era Could be Due To Addison’s Disease As SARS-CoV-2 Also Attacks The Adrenal Glands

Coronavirus News: Tiredness And Fatigue In the COVID-19 Era Could be Due To Addison’s Disease As SARS-CoV-2 Also Attacks The Adrenal Glands
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 17, 2020  3 years, 8 months, 12 hours, 38 minutes ago
Coronavirus News: Tiredness And fatigue are two common complains  by individuals who recovered from COVID-19, either from the severe forms of the disease or simply those who had experienced mild and moderate symptoms upon being tested. Muscular pains are also another common accompanying symptom. Even individuals who have tested positive in the early stages and were typically asymptomatic are complaining of experiencing these symptoms weeks or months down the line. What is even interesting is that there are millions more out who are already infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as the virus is highly infectious plus it is airborne, but are simply clueless and they are asymptomatic and have never been tested but are still plagued with this constant tiredness and fatigue conditions.


 
Although this tiredness and fatigue symptoms and conditions can be attributed to a variety of neurological conditions, more research is emerging it is due to the fact the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to infect the adrenal glands as the adrenal glands are also rich with ACE-2 receptors, ie the virus favourite binding and entry sites.
 
Numerous published studies already support the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus also attacks the endocrine system including the adrenal glands. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-covid-19-endocrine-system-new-study-shows-that-sars-cov-2-damages-the-endocrine-system
 
https://pmj.bmj.com/content/postgradmedj/early/2020/06/11/postgradmedj-2020-137934.full.pdf
 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7186765/
 
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40618-020-01311-8
 
https://idpjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40249-020-00662-x
 
The adrenal glands also known as suprarenal glands) are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline, androgen (the male hormone) and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol. They are found above the kidneys. Each gland has an outer cortex which produces steroid hormones and an inner medulla.
 
The adrenal cortex produces three main types of steroid hormones: mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids (essential for a variety of immune functions), and androgens. Mineralocorticoids (such as aldosterone) produced in the zona glomerulosa help in the regulation of blood pressure and electrolyte balance. The glucocorticoids cortisol and cortisone are synthesized in the zona fasciculata; their functions include the regulation of metabolism and immune system suppression. The innermost layer of the cortex, the zona reticularis, produces androgen s that are converted to fully functional sex hormones in the gonads and other target organs.
 
The production of steroid hormones is called steroidogenesis, and involves a number of reactions and processes that take place in cortical cells. The medulla produces the catecholamines, which function to produce a rapid response throughout the body in stress situations.
 
It is a known fact that a number of endocrine diseases involve dysfunctions of the adrenal gland. Overproduction of cortisol leads to Cushing's syndrome, whereas insu