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Adrenal Hormones (pdf) Cortisone medication information
Cortisol weaning (pdf) A compilation of information on weaning off of cortisol
DHEA Handout (pdf) Information on dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Flight Injectable Meds (pdf) Information from Southwest Airlines on injectable medications
Fludrocortisone Acetate (pdf) Information from NADF’s Medical Director, Dr. Margulies, on fludrocortisone acetate
Fludrocortisone Acetate – Secondaries (pdf) Information from NADF’s Medical Director, Dr. Margulies, on Secondary AI
Hydrocortisone Preference (pdf) Hydrocortisone is the correct crisis care injectable for adrenal insufficient patients
Medication Bioequivalency (pdf) Explanation of bioequivalency from NADF’s Medical Director, Dr. Margulies.
Steroid Injections Be prepared to give Emergency Steroid Injections
Time-released Medication (pdf) Information on time-released hydrocortisone development

Adrenal Crisis (pdf) What is an adrenal crisis?
Addison’s Disease – Alert flyer (pdf) Signs, symptoms and emergency room treatment protocol
Emergency Contact & Identification Medic Alert and other Emergency Information tools
Emergency Crisis Injection Pictorial (NIH) (pdf) Crisis care injection pictorial for adrenal insufficient patients.
Courtesy of The National Institutes of Health
Emergency Steroid Injections (pdf) A step-by-step on how to do an emergency steroid injection

Adrenal Hormone Replacement protocol (pdf) Information on hormone replacement medications
Colonoscopy protocol (pdf) Information before you test for adrenal insufficient patients
Stress Dosing (pdf) Dr. Paul Margulies’ guidelines on cortisol stress dosing for adrenal insufficient patients
Surgery Protocol for Adults (pdf) Dr. Paul Margulies’ surgery protocol for adult adrenal insufficient patients
Travel (pdf) A compilation on travel and adrenal insufficient patients

“Adrenal fatigue” is not a recognized medical diagnosis (pdf) Read the explanation
Calcium and Bone Health (pdf) Calcium and bone handout for adrenal insufficient patients
Diet (pdf) A compilation of information on diet
Electrolyte Advice (pdf) A compilation on electrolytes and adrenal insufficient patients
Flu Shots (pdf) A compilation on flu shots
Hyperaldosteronism (pdf) Information from NADF’s Medical Director, Dr. Margulies, on hyperaldosteronism
Hydration Keep your cool & keep healthy
Injectable Warnings (pdf) Information and warnings on injectables
Medic Alert Engraving (pdf) What should we ask to have engraved on our Medic Alert Emblem?
Solu-Cortef Notice (pdf) Information from Pfizer, manufacturer of Solu-Cortef
Shingles Vaccine (pdf) Information on shingles for adrenal insufficient patients
Undiagnosed Diseases (pdf) NIH Launches Undiagnosed Diseases Program

Athletes (pdf) A compilation for athletes with adrenal insufficiency
Cancer Treatment and Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) Cancer treatment by chemotherapy/radiation for adrenal insufficient patients
Cardiac and Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) A compilation of NADF Medical Director Dr. Paul Margulies’ Q and A items
Women and Adrenal Disease (pdf) Information just for adrenal insufficient women

ACTH Stimulation Test The basic ACTH stimulation test for Addison’s disease
Adrenal Antibody Test (pdf) The best antibody test for Addison’s disease is the anti-21 hydroxylase test
Clearing Cortisol Before ACTH Testing (pdf) Safely clearing cortisol-type hormone replacement or supraphysiological dosing using dexamethasone for accurate ACTH (Cortrosyn) stimulation test

POLISH – Addison’s Disease (pdf)
POLISH – Emergency Care Instructions (pdf)
POLISH – Cushing’s Syndrome (pdf)
Information on Addison’s Disease in Polish
Emergency Care Instructions in Polish
Cushing’s Syndrome in Polish
SPANISH – Addison’s Disease (pdf) Information on Addison’s Disease in Spanish

Face of Addison’s Disease, The (YouTube) Awareness video published by LWA Facebook Support Group

Arlt Approach to adrenal insufficiency (pdf) JCEM 2009
Chrousos 2014 Lancet Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) Lancet 2014
Husebye Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) Journal of Internal Medicine 2013
Quinkler, Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) Clinical Endocrinology 2012