Can adrenal insufficiency occur when dexamethasone treatment is abruptly stopped?

 

In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie recommends what to do if the use of dexamethasone or other steroids cause adrenal insufficiency.

BOTTOM LINE:
If you have adrenal insufficiency issues due to steroid use, possibly consult with an endocrinologist to ensure your adrenal glands recover.

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