4 doctors weighed in:

What to be aware of when diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: ID and sick days

Patients should get a medical id bracelet denoting the adrenal insufficiency status, as any situation where you can't speak for yourself, additional steroids given by medical personnel may be life saving.
Also, know your sick day rules and learn how to give Dexamethasone for days you can't swallow your steroid pills.

In brief: ID and sick days

Patients should get a medical id bracelet denoting the adrenal insufficiency status, as any situation where you can't speak for yourself, additional steroids given by medical personnel may be life saving.
Also, know your sick day rules and learn how to give Dexamethasone for days you can't swallow your steroid pills.
Dr. Jennie Law
Dr. Jennie Law
Thank
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Adrenal crisis

If your adrenal insufficiency is serious enough that you are taking steroid replacement, then missing doses can be problematic.
This is especially true if you also have some acute medical problem like an infection, heart attack, trauma injury. These events can contribute to what's called "adrenal crisis" which can be life threatening. Contact your doctor to see if your dose needs to be changed.

In brief: Adrenal crisis

If your adrenal insufficiency is serious enough that you are taking steroid replacement, then missing doses can be problematic.
This is especially true if you also have some acute medical problem like an infection, heart attack, trauma injury. These events can contribute to what's called "adrenal crisis" which can be life threatening. Contact your doctor to see if your dose needs to be changed.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Thank
Read more answers from doctors