Pure Autonomic Failure

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What is Pure Autonomic Failure?

Pure autonomic failure affects the autonomic nervous system which controls involuntary actions, including breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. This usually presents in the middle to late life and prognosis is usually benign if the symptoms are treated.

What is it like to have Pure Autonomic Failure?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Pure Autonomic Failure and its symptoms?

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Who has Pure Autonomic Failure on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 5
30s 1
40s 4
50s 2
60s 4
70+ 0


Distribution of females vs. males

53% Females
47% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from Pure Autonomic Failure patients who have completed their condition history
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