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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Addison’s Disease and Diabetes

An article from the February 1997 Newsletter: Several of our members not only have Addison’s disease but have to manage with Diabetes as well. One of our members has just had her daughter diagnosed with insulin -dependent diabetes. According to Diabetes Australia an estimated 650,000 Australians have diabetes and almost 50% of these people do not know they have it. Patients with autoimmune Addison’s disease have a higher incidence of associated autoimmune diseases than the general population. Continue reading →