A member asked:

R there bio-identical hormones for addison's disease that someone who can't take steroids could try w/o bad reaction?

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Dr. Ira Katz answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Not Really: I am going to avoid the controversy over bio-identical hormones, it is not a term accepted by the general medical community. Steroids are necessary for survival in Addison's. Why can't you take steroids? Some people are intolerant to older rec high doses, a particular steroid or filler. An experienced doc is essential! You may tol a diff brand. Lastly a doc can order a compounded steroid for you.

Answered 1/18/2016



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