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UHB Free Health Talks – Addison’s Disease
12/11/2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) runs a programme of health talks throughout the year for the benefit of its members, patients and the local community.
Hosted by our clinical professionals, these talks help raise public awareness of health conditions and provide information about the treatments and services available at your local hospitals.
This talk, on 12 November 2019 at 10.30am, focuses on Addison’s Disease.
Addison’s disease is a hormone deficiency caused by damage to the outer layer of the adrenal gland (adrenal cortex), and means patients do not make enough cortisol and other hormones in their adrenal glands. Various symptoms develop if the cortisol level becomes too low – and a very low cortisol level can be life-threatening. Treatment is with replacement hormone tablets which you need to take every day.
Lecture Theatre 3, Education Centre, Level 1, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Refreshments will be served from 10am for talks at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and from 4.15pm for talks at Heartlands, Good Hope or Solihull Hospitals.
Guests are welcome at our health talks – to book a place for a guest, please contact the membership team:
Tel: 0121 424 2643