Addison disease can’t be cured. Medicines can help replace the missing hormones and ease health problems from it. They can also help stop you from having adrenal crisis. You will need care right away if you have this.
Routine blood tests are needed when you are taking the drugs.
Wear an alert bracelet that states that you have this disease. This will let others know of your health problem if you can’t tell them yourself.
Cortisol helps the body deal with physical stress and sickness. Those with Addison disease need to take extra care during:
Adrenal insufficiency and Addison's disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/endocrine/adrenal-insufficiency-Addisons-disease/Pages/fact-sheet.aspx Updated May 2014. Accessed August 16, 2018.
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