Advertisement

How do I manage my Addison's disease on a daily basis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Addison's disease can be well-controlled simply by taking the right medication on a daily basis. Be sure to follow instructions related to the dosage and timing of your medications, since it's important to mimic the body's natural production of hormones as closely as possible. If you're too sick to keep down oral medications, it's important to see a doctor to have the medicines injected. Also, when ill or stressed, you may need to increase your dosage. Maintain a close relationship with your doctor so you can make sure your treatment is working as it should.

Continue Learning about Addison's Disease

how is Addison disease different from other adrenal disorders ?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
There are two main types of adrenal disorders: primary and secondary. Addison's disease is also know...
More Answers
how do illnesses affect someone with Addison disease ?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Common illnesses may have a stronger effect on people with Addison's disease, since their bodies lac...
More Answers
what do i need to know about caring for someone with Addison disease ?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Caring for someone with Addison's disease mostly requires simply keeping a watchful eye. Make sure t...
More Answers
how common is Addison disease ?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Addison's disease affects about one to four in every 100,000 people. It affects an equal number of m...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.