Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Adrenal Crisis Letter

When multiple pituitary surgeries fail to resolve the symptoms, Cushing's patients often have to move forward by having an operation to remove their adrenal glands--the maker of cortisol. They must carry around an adrenal crisis letter explaining their condition with them at all times. This will notify medical professionals about the care that is required for us. Often, a person in adrenal crisis can not think clearly or advocate for themselves. Adrenal insufficiency or adrenal crisis is very serious. It requires a trip to the emergency room for immediate care.

Thanks to you, Robin, for sharing this information on your 365 Days with Cushing's blog. We wish you the best for your upcoming bilateral adrenalectomy (BLA).