Adrenal Crisis Prevention
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How to Prevent Adrenal Crisis
To help reduce your chances of having adrenal crisis, take the following steps:
- If you are always tired, feel weak, or have had unexplained weight loss, then see your doctor to find out if you have a shortage of adrenal hormones.
- If you take hydrocortisone, prednisone, or dexamethasone, learn how to increase your dose if you become ill.
- If you have adrenal gland problems and become ill (eg, nausea, vomiting), seek emergency medical care immediately.
- If you have adrenal gland problems, make sure you have a hydrocortisone injection with you at all times, and ensure that you and those around you know how to give the injection.
- If you have adrenal insufficiency, carry a medical ID card and wear a bracelet that tells emergency workers about your problem.
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