Monthly Archives: June 1998

Osteoporosis: An overview.

by The Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center (USA) Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. Men as well as women suffer from osteoporosis, a disease that can he prevented and treated. Continue reading →

Secondary Addison’s Disease

From the June 1998 Newsletter: Some of our members who have been diagnosed with Secondary Addison’s disease were under the impression that the "Secondary" meant they had a minor form of Addison’s disease. This is certainly not the case. The difference between Primary and Secondary Addison’s disease is the cause of the lack of cortisol. Primary Addison’s disease results when the Adrenal Glands have "packed it in" usually as a result of an autoimmune disorder, and less commonly caused by tuberculosis, chronic infections, cancer, and Continue reading →