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Can Addison's disease be prevented?

Addison's disease itself can't be prevented. However, it's possible to prevent Addisonian crises, or medical emergencies caused by untreated Addison's disease. By taking prescribed medications every day and increasing dosage during times of stress or illness, Addison's disease can be kept under control.

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