Living With Adrenal Insufficiency
Understanding the early warning signs of an adrenal crisis and learning ways to minimize the risks of such a crisis can help people living with adrenal insufficiency enjoy healthy lives. Living with adrenal insufficiency can be made easier by simply taking control of one's own health. People living with adrenal insufficiency should learn as much as possible about their disease. It's important for people living with adrenal insufficiency to carry identification with them stating their condition so that emergency personnel will provide proper treatment.
People with adrenal insufficiency should learn as much as possible about their disease and about situations that can cause a hormone deficiency. People should also talk with their friends and family about adrenal insufficiency. Understanding early warning signs of an adrenal crisis and ways to minimize an adrenal crisis from occurring will help people live healthy lives.
Below are some suggestions for people living with adrenal insufficiency. Make sure to talk with your healthcare providers about these and other suggestions for living with adrenal insufficiency.
A person who has adrenal insufficiency should always carry identification stating his or her condition in case of an emergency. The card should alert emergency personnel about the need to inject 100 mg of cortisol if its bearer is found severely injured or unable to answer questions. The card should also include the doctor's name and telephone number and the name and telephone number of the nearest relative to be notified.
Carry Cortisol When Traveling
When traveling, a needle, syringe, and an injectable form of cortisol should be carried for emergencies.