Pituitary patients who have adrenal insufficiency and take replacement doses of hydrocortisone or prednisolone are at no greater risk than the general population of catching chicken pox.
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Ten years ago I was diagnosed with a tumour on my pituitary gland that was causing a disease called acromegaly.
A normal life disrupted by acromegaly, but managed effectively. Michael’s story.
The question came in July 2004 from the consultant who had been trying to treat my high blood glucose levels and sudden very high blood pressure. I didn't know that adult feet do not continue to grow...
Ferring, who manufacture Desmopressin intranasal solution say that they should have stock of this by the 1st November.
Pituitary patient Dan Jeffries has recently published an autobiography "Me, Myself and Eye" which includes references about living with Acromegaly.
Pneumococcal vaccine, flu vaccine, shingles vaccine... should you get a vaccine? A guide to vaccines and where to get them by our endocrine nurse.
Dealing with high termperatures with pituitary conditions
The NHS has implemented a safety alerting system which should help to minimise the risks for DI patients being denied their desmopressin when in hospital.
I had three head injuries between 1972 and 2003: an accident when I was driving a truck in 1972, a violent assault in 1985 when I had a basal skull fracture, and the third head injury in 2003.