Addison's Disease Self Help Group


ADSHG Information pages offer a wealth of detailed information on diagnosing and managing Addison's disease. Monday, 29. August 2011 20:26:16

What is Addison's disease?

Addison’s disease is a rare, chronic condition brought about by failure of the adrenal glands. Lifelong, continuous treatment with steroid replacement therapy is required.  Read more…


Spotting the signs and diagnosis

Addison’s disease is a rare, chronic condition brought about by failure of the adrenal glands. If untreated the condition is life threatening and unfortunately not always spotted very quickly. Read more…


Addisons Disease Owner's Manual

This 24-page manual provides a guide for Addisonians about the practicalities of managing their health day-to-day.   It has been co-written by members of the ADSHG and endocrinologist Professor John Wass. Read more…


Real-life Emergency Experiences


In this section we feature real-life emergency experiences of emergencies, contributed by members of the ADSHG.  Here, our members describe how they coped with severe illnesses or accidents.  In addition, we have asked a medical adviser to the ADSHG to comment on the experiences of our members, and where necessary, to offer suggestions as to what the individual might have done differently. Read more...


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Addison's Owner's manuall

Emergency letters



Managing Addison's disease

Caring for the Addison's patient





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