A GP guide to adult adrenal insufficiency
An in-depth look at primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency, oral glucocorticoid replacement options and how to manage adrenal crisis.
Need to know:
- Primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease) is characterised by the lifelong requirement for both glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid therapy.
- Secondary adrenal insufficiency is a result of impairment of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis.