Addison’s disease is an endocrine disorder caused by a deficiency of corticosteroids. Patients with this condition are not producing enough cortisol and aldosterone, hormones that play key roles in regulating metabolism, blood pressure, and blood volume. Its symptoms include fatigue and weight loss, decreased appetite, nausea, low blood sugar level, and darkening of the skin. The condition must be treated as soon as possible as it can sometimes lead to an episode of potentially fatal Addisonian crisis where patients experience fainting, severe vomiting, and body pain.
Addison’s disease is treated using hormone replacement therapy where patients are given oral or injectable corticosteroids to replenish hormone levels in their body.
Such treatment is available in many world-class and internationally recognised medical institutions in Southeast Asia. In Singapore, there are many public and private hospitals with highly-trained endocrinologists who use advanced diagnostic technology to deliver accurate diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment.
Similar hospitals and medical centres in Malaysia and Thailand offer comparable services to local and foreign patients who come to Southeast Asia for excellent endocrinology care. These facilities are also equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories that can carry out the needed advanced testing and diagnostics prior to providing treatment.
Addison’s disease patients, who need to undergo unrelated medical procedures like dental work or treatment for infection, are also offered intensive and high-quality medical attention in Southeast Asia. This is because they would require an increased dosage of medication when undergoing stressful episodes or situations.
Getting high-quality, advanced treatment for Addison disease in Southeast Asia does not mean spending a fortune. Excellent medical care and services in the region are up to 75% cheaper when compared to similar services offered in Western countries like the United States and United Kingdom.