Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease)?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Kimberly Tafuri, DO; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Patients should eat an unrestricted diet. Those with primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease) should have ample access to salt because of the salt wasting that occurs if their condition is untreated. Infants with primary adrenal insufficiency often need 2-4 g of sodium chloride per day.


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