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Are there alternative treatments for Addison's disease?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Because the hormones that are normally produced by the adrenal glands affect so many body functions, it's important for people with Addison's disease to replace those hormones somehow. There really aren't any alternative options as far as replacing those hormones-some kind of corticosteroid must be taken either through pills or injections. Currently, there are no alternative treatments available, although most people who do take the medications are able to live full and active lives.

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