Secondary adrenocortical deficiency

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What is secondary adrenocortical deficiency?

Secondary adrenal insufficiency is adrenal hypofunction due to a lack of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). It occurs in patients with pituitary or hypothalamic involvement. This results in decreased ACTH secretion, which ultimately results in adrenal failure.

Common symptoms reported by people with secondary adrenocortical deficiency

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with secondary adrenocortical deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Organic gardening)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortef)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Holiday)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)

Data from patients with secondary adrenocortical deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with secondary adrenocortical deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
grogginess
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Organic gardening)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (2 evaluations)
Side effects
shortness of breath with exertion
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortef)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
panic attacks
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Holiday)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with secondary adrenocortical deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has secondary adrenocortical deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


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

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 23

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 17
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from secondary adrenocortical deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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