A 23-year-old female asked:
should i get checked for possible addisons disease if i have a family history of addison's disease.
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Sneid answered
41 years experience Endocrinology
Not likely: Generally not genetic. Discuss the symptoms and potential testing with your doctor. Why are you already on Hydrocortisone if you don't have adrenal insufficiency?
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
44 years experience Pathology
If symptomatic: There's a familial addison's but most is sporadic. If you know you should be eating but dont want to, and are losing weight, it's reason enough to screen anyone for addison's.
Answered on Sep 4, 2014
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