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How is adrenal insufficiency treated?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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HRT: Hormone replacement: Hydrocortisone (some use Prednisone or dexamethasone) possibly Fludrocortisone in addition. These are given orally to replace the cortisol and aldosterone no longer made in sufficient amounts.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How would my glaucoma be treated if i was also treated for adrenal insufficiency?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No different: Glaucoma would not be treated any differently in a person with adrenal problems than one without.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is adrenal insufficiency?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Low adrenal function: The adrenal glands make a number of different hormones, most importantly cortisol. When a person's adrenals cannot make normal amounts of cortisol, they are diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency, or failure. This can be due to a problem in the adrenals (infection, tumor, bleeding, auto-immune destruction) or in the pituitary or parts of the brain that control the adrenals.

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