A little bit about me
'Sugar was only five years old when she suddenly collapsed. She was rushed to her nearest PDSA Pet Hospital where she was quickly stabilised and diagnosed with Addison's disease.'
My breed: West Highland white terrier (Westie)
My gender: Female
Where I live: Sheffield
My special place: My bed, nice and toasty in-between the fire and the TV
My favourite toy: Teddy Bear
My illness: Addison’s Disease
Addison’s disease is a disorder which stops the adrenal glands functioning normally. These are two small glands that sit on top of the kidneys and produce essential hormones – including cortisol and aldosterone – which play an important role in metabolism and immunity. Not producing enough of these vital hormones results in fatigue, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Without treatment it can be fatal, but with careful management and treatment, sufferers can still enjoy a healthy and happy life.
My treatment: Tablets every day and injection at the Pet Hospital once a month
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