Gulf War illness

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What is Gulf War illness?

Gulf War veterans are prominently affected by a set of chronic, unexplained symptoms throughout the entire body. Symptoms may include headache, fatigue, dizziness, indigestion, memory problems, weight loss, chronic infections, and more. The illness varies significantly among individuals affected.

Common symptoms reported by people with Gulf War illness

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 Gulf War illness

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Compare treatments taken by people with Gulf War illness

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Who has Gulf War illness on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 15
50s 32
60s 11
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 17
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 37
Female 24

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 20
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from Gulf War illness patients who have completed their condition history
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