I was 32 years old. I had just survived a miserable pregnancy and rough delivery, but instead of gaining my strength back and enjoying this new stage of my life, I was rushed to the hospital, at risk of stroke and heart failure. My adrenal gland had failed. Task 1: Figure out what to do with this new human being.
Addison's Disease is a relatively rare and chronic autoimmune condition where the adrenal gland does not produce enough cortisol and at times also aldosterone. In this section, we will cover symptoms, treatment, managing the condition over the long-term and impact on fertility, pregnancy and motherhood.