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 →

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 →