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Why is phosphorous supplement prescribed while suffering from Addison s disease?

My daughter’s doctor just prescribed phosforous (?) for her after just being released from the hospital for an Addison”s disease crisis and the flu. I never heard of anyone being low on phosforous. Would you please tell me what that means. Thanks
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
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She would have been prescribed prednisolone and not phosphorus. As Addison patient is deficient in the steroid.

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Dr. Varinder Joshi
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