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Osteoporosis: Don’t Panic

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. Are you developing Osteoporosis DON’T PANIC!!!! Continue reading →

Preventing an Addison’s Crisis

We all know that when you have Addison's disease, even though you follow your medication plan carefully, things happen which can create stresses on your body, causing a deterioration in your condition. Unlike people who do not have Addison's disease, your adrenal gland can't respond to increased demands so you need to prepare for these stressful situations and know what to do to prevent what is termed an adrenal or Addison's disease crisis. Continue reading →

Addisons Newspaper Article

The following article was written by Dr Cindy Pan. It appeared in body+soul in The Sunday Telegraph on July 30, 2006 Addison's disease is a rare hormonal disorder that is potentially life-threatening but it can be managed. Addison's disease, named after Dr Thomas Addison, who first identified the condition in 1849, is a rare hormonal disorder affecting around one in every 100,000 people. Continue reading →

Addison’s and J.F.K.

Illness strikes even the famous John F. Kennedy, Florence Nightingale and Winston Churchill are revered in history for their deeds. Their achievements may have been greater but for illness with plagued. them. Medical writer Jim Leavesley discusses their ailments, and even suggests that Kennedy's was a factor in his death John Fitzgerald Kennedy. John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. At that time he was already a very sick man. Continue reading →

Endocrinology & Renal Conference

ENDOCRINOLOGY & RENAL WEEKEND CONFERENCE for the Mid North Coast Division of General Practice (NSW, Australia) held at Coffs Harbour (on the NSW north coast) on July 24th-25th 1999. Approximately fifty Addisonians, close relatives and friends, along with one hundred and twenty Professors, General Practitioners and representatives of Drug Companies who sponsored the Conference, gathered at the Opal Cove Resort at Coff’s Harbour on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 for what was to be an interesting time for all. The invitation to attend came from Continue reading →

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 →

Rocaltrol: No longer a Gender issue

From the August 1997 Newsletter: Note: This article is only relevant to Australian government pharmaceutical  policies. Recently, one of our male members decided it was time he had a bone density test and was shocked to find he had Osteoporosis. He was even more upset to find as a male he did not qualify for "free" list to obtain Rocaltrol or Fosamax. Instead of the usual $20.00 for a 100 tablet bottle of Rocaltrol, because he was a male with Osteoporosis, he had to pay Continue reading →