Thanks for posting your query here.
Addison's disease is a disease affecting Adrenal gland (situated just above kidneys on either side) and produce variety of chemicals called hormones. We all need hormones as they have important role to play. Amount and production/release of hormones is tightly regulated by centres in brain.
In Addison's disease - hormones normally released by Adrenals are not released. It is similar to Diabetes
in sense that Insulin
is not released in adequate amount and hence we get Diabetes.
Treatment is replacing these chemicals which are missing in your body. Dose of these medicines need to adjusted by regular blood tests so as not to under-dose or over-dose than required. Treatment is life-long.
As far as I am aware, there is no other treatment.
This is a very informative leaflet which will give you more idea about the disease - http://www.patient.co.uk/health/addisons-disease.
All the best
Hope that I've answered your queries
Dr Tejas Shah
Critical Care Specialist