Kennedy's disease

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What is Kennedy's disease?

Kennedy's disease (spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy) is a disorder of specialized nerve cells that control muscle movement (motor neurons). It mainly affects males and is characterized by muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy) that usually begins in adulthood and worsens slowly over time.

Common symptoms reported by people with Kennedy's disease

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What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Kennedy's disease

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Who has Kennedy's disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 2
40s 5
50s 3
60s 7
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

5% Female
95% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Kennedy's disease patients who have completed their condition history
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