Auckland DHB Endocrinology Service
Public Service, Endocrinology
Adrenal Insufficiency - Addison's disease
An uncommon disorder usually caused by autoimmune destruction of the adrenal glands that leads to a dependence on hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone tablets for essential hormones that need to be taken life-long. There are excellent patient support networks in New Zealand and in the UK that give detailed information about all aspects of living with Addison's disease.