Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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How Can Addison’s Disease Affect Me?

Monday, 17 Dec 2012 12:35 PM



Question: I have been diagnosed with Addison’s disease and started on steroid replacement therapy. What is the long-term outlook for someone with Addison’s?
Dr. Hibberd’s answer:
Your long-term outlook is excellent since you have had your condition diagnosed and it is being managed under the supervision of an endocrinologist. Each case is unique, but never stop your medication and be sure you are aware of how to briefly increase your dose to respond to stress or infection.

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