What is Adrenal Insufficiency and How We Help?
Adrenal Insufficiency occurs when the body is unable to produce enough cortisol - a hormone which helps maintain essential functions such as blood pressure, heart muscle tone, and more. Just as a diabetic must take insulin, those with AI must take cortisol replacements to live. During times of stress, your body needs even more cortisol for these vital functions or it can lead to adrenal crisis. An adrenal crisis can lead to shock, heart failure, disability and even death - and until the cortisol levels are normalized with Solu-Cortef®, treatments for the other issues won’t be effective.
At AI United, we are working to create: awareness among the public of the issues; support and education for those affected; and, emergency protocols for healthcare professionals to better recognize and effectively respond when someone with AI needs help.
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