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Adrenal Insufficiency. Addisons disease

Adrenal Insufficiency. Addisons disease

Vanessa’s Story: Embracing Life with a Rare Disease

Rare disease is something you never think will happen to you. For Vanessa, her journey with adrenal insufficiency began in her teens. A history of endocrine tumors eventually resulted in the removal of both her adrenal glands. The adrenal glands make cortisol, and your body needs cortisol to survive. Adrenal insufficiency is a rare condition where your body doesn’t produce enough cortisol.