Support for Those Living with Adrenal Insufficiency

What is Adrenal Insufficiency?

Adrenal insufficiency (AI) occurs when the body is unable to produce enough cortisol, a hormone which helps maintain essential functions such as blood pressure, blood sugar, and heart muscle tone. Just as a diabetic must take insulin, people with AI must take cortisol replacements to live. During times of stress our bodies need even more cortisol for these vital functions. Without enough cortisol, a life-threatening event called an adrenal crisis occurs. An adrenal crisis can quickly spiral into shock, heart failure, coma and death. In an adrenal crisis, until the cortisol levels are normalized with Solu-Cortef®, treatments for other issues won’t be effective.

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    by Sarah Reilley   Read more from her blog @ Spoons and Adrenals As we all know, adrenal crisis is a life or death situation.  Without immediate, proper care, there’s a very small window to correct the crisis before coma, brain damage, and death occur.  Not every emergency...
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