Addison’s Disease / Hypocorticism / Hypocortisolism / Adrenal Insufficiency
Treatment and Prognosis
Cortisol - replaced by hydrocortisone (Cortef), prednisone, cortisone acetate
Aldosterone –replaced by Fludrocortisone (Florinef)
If the condition is Secondary, then the underlying problem has to be addressed.
Despite individual differences the overall prognosis for individuals with Addison’s disease is quite good providing the patient closely co ordinates with his doctor and adjusts his medications according to his need. Routine monitoring and follow up is absolutely necessary. Extra caution must be exercised when an affected individual falls ill, becomes pregnant, or undergoes a surgery.