What is the outlook for people with Addison’s disease?

People who have Addison’s disease will need to take medicine for the rest of their lives and can live normal healthy lives.

If you have Addison’s disease, you should carry an identification card and wear a bracelet at all times to let medical personnel know you have the disease.

Always have extra medicine on hand in case you become ill and need more. Ask your doctor about keeping a shot of cortisol for emergencies, and be sure someone with you knows how to give you the shot.

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