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Can I die from addison's disease if I ignore it?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You can develop an addisonian crisis that is a life threatening condition.

In brief: Yes

You can develop an addisonian crisis that is a life threatening condition.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Your adrenal glands make cortisol which is a life-necessary hormone.

In brief: Yes

Your adrenal glands make cortisol which is a life-necessary hormone.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very possible

If addison's is not managed properly, there is a real risk of higher morbidity and mortality when body is under stress due to severe infection, trauma, etc due to lack of vital hormones produced by adrenal glands , especially cortisol.
Cortisol is easily replaced by oral steroids on daily basis and dose is doubled up during stress situation. Injectable form is also available for emergencies.

In brief: Very possible

If addison's is not managed properly, there is a real risk of higher morbidity and mortality when body is under stress due to severe infection, trauma, etc due to lack of vital hormones produced by adrenal glands , especially cortisol.
Cortisol is easily replaced by oral steroids on daily basis and dose is doubled up during stress situation. Injectable form is also available for emergencies.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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