Tools for Life

Tools for Life with Adrenal Disease

ACTH Stimulation Test (pdf) The basic ACTH stimulation test for Addison’s disease.
Addison’s Disease Support Group
04-06-14 (PowerPoint)
Arlt Approach to adrenal insufficiency
JCEM 2009 (pdf)
Chrousos 2014 Lancet Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf)
Husebye Adrenal Insufficiency, Journal of Internal Medicine-2013 (pdf)
Quinkler, Adrenal Insufficiency,
Clinical Endocrinology 2012 (pdf)
Addison’s disease: Braithwaite Powerpoint presentation and
reference articles
Addison’s Disease – Alert Flyer (pdf) Signs, symptoms and emergency room treatment protocal.
Adrenal Antibody Test (pdf) The best antibody test for Addison’s disease is the anti-21 hydroxylase test.
Adrenal Crisis (pdf) What is an Adrenal crisis?
Adrenal Disorders (Internet TV) Orange County TV, Healthy Connections. Must watch for adrenal disorders
“Adrenal fatigue” is not a recognized medical
diagnosis
(pdf)
Read the explanation.
Adrenal Hormone Replacement protocol (pdf) Information on hormone replacement medications.
Adrenal Hormones Cortisone Medication Information.
Athletes (pdf) A compilation for athletes with adrenal insufficiency.
Calcium and Bone Health (pdf) Calcium and Bone handout for adrenal insufficient patients.
Cancer Treatment and Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) Chemotherapy and radiation treatment of cancer for adrenal insufficient patients.
Cardiac and Adrenal Insufficiency (pdf) A compilation of NADF Medical Director Dr.Paul Margulies’ Q and A items.
Clearing Cortisol Before ACTH Testing (pdf) Safely clearing cortisol-type hormone replacement or supraphysiological dosing using dexamethasone for accurate ACTH (Cortrosyn) stimulation test.
Colonoscopy protocol (pdf) Information before you test for adrenal insufficient patients.
Cortisol Weaning (pdf) A compilation of information on weaning off of cortisol.
DHEA Handout (pdf) Information on dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).
Diet (pdf) A compilation of information on diet.
Electrolyte Advice (pdf) A compilation on Electrolytes and adrenal insufficient patients.
Emergency Care Sheet This Emergency Care Sheet is a document we distribute to emergency care
personnel that may encounter an Addisonian – one that may or may not be diagnosed yet.
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.
Face of Addison’s Disease, The (YouTube) This is an awareness video published by LWA Support Group
FDA MedWatch Program Clinical information about safety issues involving drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Reports of product problems and adverse events can be filed through MedWatch.
Flight Injectable Meds (pdf) Information from Southwest Airlines on injectable medications.
Flu Shots (pdf) A compilation on Flu shots.
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
adrenal insufficient patients and fludrocortisone acetate.
Hydration Keep Your Cool & Keep Healthy.
Hydrocortisone Preference (pdf) Hydrocortisone is the correct crisis care injectable for adrenal insufficient patients
Hyperaldosteronism (pdf) Information from NADF’s Medical Director, Dr. Margulies on Hyperaldosteronism.
Injectable Warnings (pdf) Information and warnings on injectables.
Medic Alert Engraving (pdf) What should we ask to have engraved on our Medic Alert Emblem?
Medication Bioequivalency (pdf) Some words of explanation of bioequivalency from NADF’s Medical Director, Dr. Margulies.
My Life with Addison’s Disease (Youtube) The personal story of Lindy, who offers some important information along
with insights into struggling with Addison’s disease.
Shingles Vaccine (pdf) Information for adrenal insufficient patients and Shingles.
Solu-Cortef Notice (pdf) Information from Pfizer, the manufacturer of Solu-Cortef.
Supporting Teens with Adrenal Disease Developing a chronic illness during the teenage years can be challenging
for the teenager and their parents.
Steroid Injections Be prepared to give Emergency Steroid Injections.
Stress Dosing (pdf) Dr. Paul Margulies’ Guidelines Regarding Cortisol Stress Dosing for Adrenal Insufficient Patients.
Surgery Protocol for Adults (pdf) Dr. Paul Margulies’ surgery protocol for Adult Adrenal Insufficient Patients
Time released Medication (pdf) Information on time released hydrocortisone development.
Translations – Polish – Addison’s Disease (pdf)
Emergency Care Instructions (pdf)
Cushing’s Syndrome (pdf)
Information on Addison’s Disease in Polish.
Emergency Care Instructions in Polish.
Cushing’s Syndrome in Polish.
Translations – Spanish – Addison’s Disease (pdf) Information on Addison’s Disease in Spanish.
Travel (pdf) A compilation on travel and adrenal insufficient patients.
Undiagnosed Diseases (pdf) NIH Launches Undiagnosed Diseases Program.
Women and Adrenal Disease (pdf) Information just for women who are adrenal insufficient.