Adrenal Insufficiency Medical Alert Bracelets, Medical Alert Dog Tags, Medical Alert Pendants
Medical ID Bracelets, Medical ID Tags, Medical ID Necklaces – Custom or Pre-engraved!
The American College of Emergency Physicians advises people to “carry an emergency medical ID card or wear medical ID jewelry if they have a health condition, allergy, implanted device or if they are taking medications that might be life-threatening.” If you or a loved one has chronic Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison ’s disease) Shop Now for your Medical Alert Bracelets, Dog Tags or Necklaces.
Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease) is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroid hormones, primarily cortisol; but may also include impaired production of aldosterone (a mineralocorticoid), which regulates sodium conservation, potassium secretion, and water retention. Craving for salt or salty foods due to the urinary losses of sodium is common.
Addison’s disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia can manifest as adrenal insufficiency. If not treated, adrenal insufficiency may result in severe abdominal pains, vomiting, profound muscle weakness and fatigue, depression, extremely low blood pressure (hypotension), weight loss, kidney failure, changes in mood and personality, and shock (adrenal crisis). An adrenal crisis often occurs if the body is subjected to stress, such as an accident, injury, surgery, or severe infection; death may quickly follow.
During adrenal crisis, low blood pressure, low blood glucose, low blood sodium, and high blood levels of potassium can be life threatening. Standard therapy involves immediate IV injections of corticosteroids and large volumes of IV saline solution with dextrose, a type of sugar. This treatment usually brings rapid improvement.
At the time of an accident or other medical catastrophe, Emergency Medical Personnel may have to provide you with some form of emergency life-saving treatment. A Medical ID Bracelet, Medical ID Dog Tag or some other form of medical identification that identifies your medical condition may prevent inappropriate and harmful treatment decisions from being started.
A Medical ID Bracelet, necklace or other medical alert identification device may prove to be an important tool that could save your life in an emergency situation. If you are ever hurt or injured – and not able to speak for yourself – a medial ID may be the only way first responders or doctors know of your medical conditions and how to begin treating you.
We recommend that your engraving information include:
- Name and date of birth
- Specific medical condition(s) (Addison’s Disease)
- Medical Directives (i.e. Give Corticosteroids)
- Specific name of the medication(s) you are taking that affect life-saving treatments. (i.e. Blood Thinners, etc.)
- Allergies (Medications, Food, Other)
When room allows we recommend adding:
- Doctor name and phone number
- I.C.E. name and phone number (Emergency Contacts)
- Your address
- Your phone number
Universal Medical Data, LLC offers CUSTOM ENGRAVED Medical ID Bracelets, Medical ID Dog Tags and Pendants for you to personalize using the suggestions above.Shop Custom Engraved
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