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What is congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)? (12+)

This animated clip – aimed at children aged 12 and over who attend secondary school – explains what CAH is.
The clip first explains where the adrenal glands are located, just above the kidneys. This is followed by an explanation of the function of the adrenal glands, the hormones that are produced, and what happens if you have CAH.
An explanation is given, in simple terms, of what happens when your body doesn’t produce enough cortisol (the stress hormone) and aldosterone (salt hormone), and that if you don’t take your medication a lack of these hormones will result in an excess of male hormones being produced.
code: NVACP03


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What is an Addison Crisis? (12+)

Short animation on Addison crisis for adults

code: NVACP06

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