Adrenal insufficiency

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What is adrenal insufficiency?

Adrenal insufficiency, also known as adrenal failure or adrenal crisis is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroid hormones.

Common symptoms reported by people with adrenal insufficiency

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 for adrenal insufficiency

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Compare treatments taken by people with adrenal insufficiency

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Who has adrenal insufficiency on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 75 say adrenal insufficiency is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 13
30s 40
40s 50
50s 72
60s 45
70+ 22
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 14
20-29 years 19
30-39 years 28
40-49 years 24
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 6
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 35
Female 213

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 154
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from adrenal insufficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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