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Living With Adrenal Insufficiency

Adjust Medication Levels in Response to Stress
During stressful events, the adrenal glands normally increase cortisol production. For people with adrenal insufficiency, this increase does not occur. Therefore, during stressful events hormone medications may need to be increased.
 
A person with adrenal insufficiency should know how to increase medication during periods of stress or mild upper respiratory infections. Immediate medical attention is needed when severe infections, vomiting, or diarrhea occur. These conditions can precipitate an addisonian crisis. A patient who is vomiting may require injections of hydrocortisone.
 
Wear a Medical Alert Bracelet or Neck Chain
People with medical problems may wish to wear a descriptive warning bracelet or neck chain to alert emergency personnel. A number of companies manufacture medical identification products.
 
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