The fight against Addison's disease is on...
4 Philip dot Org™ is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing the forum allowing the leaders in endocrinology to disseminate the latest breakthroughs in research, practice and treatment by providing education and training about Addison’s and adrenal diseases to doctors and caregivers both who do and do not specialize in endocrinology. Our mission is to find a cure for Addison’s and other adrenal diseases!
We will also provide support, educational and lifestyle programs for individuals who suffer from Addison’s and related adrenal diseases such as Cushing’s Syndrome, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, ( CAH ), Hyperaldosteronism and related pituitary and thyroid diseases. The programs will form partnerships with the local community to bring further awareness, support for sufferers and family and education of these diseases and the available resources in support of the Philip Hart Memorial Fund for research in Pediatric Endocrinology at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center.
The Philip Hart Memorial Fund for Research in Pediatric Endocrinology is a medical initiative to provide research into the causes of Addison’s Disease. Benefiting children of all ages by providing early diagnosis, treatment and eventually a cure for this deadly adrenal disease.
Did you know?
- ALL cancers are forms of autoimmune disease?
- Addison’s Disease and adrenal insufficiency are also forms of autoimmune disease?
See the corollary?
The Need is NOW!
At Duke University alone, there are more than 800 cases of children suffering from adrenal diseases and the number grows each year.
Multiply that by the number of instances of adrenal diseases throughout the U.S. and the world, and the figures are staggering.
Cushing’s Syndrome, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia ( CAH ) and Hyperaldosteronism are other forms of adrenal diseases which can affect a great number of people young and old.
Extrapolation of known cases in the U.S. would give a number between 8,000 and 10,000 cases of Addison’s alone, but this is probably an underestimation largely because of misdiagnosis.
Juvenile diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, is but one kind of disease that affects children and often co-exists with adrenal dysfunction which complicates treatment. Each year, more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the U.S. The rate of type 1 diabetes incidence among children under the age of 14 is estimated to increase by 3% annually worldwide. This does not take into count the number of cases of children who are also diagnosed with Celiac, thyroid disease, Cushing’s Syndrome, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia ( CAH ) or Hyperaldosteronism. These diseases are other known types of diseases that can affect children and often coexist with adrenal insufficiency.
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Are you affected by Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency or do you know someone who is?
Do you want a place to share your experiences with others who can identify with what you’re experiencing? Click on the green ‘a’ to the left and register for the Addison’s Disease/Adrenal Insufficiency forum today!
You can also take a 3 minute survey on Adrenal Insufficiency Support Groups here if:
You or someone you know is suffering from any form of adrenal insufficiency and
You ever thought, I just wish I could talk with someone who UNDERSTANDS and will LISTEN to what I’m going through!
We’re on a mission to form support groups in your area to help people just like you deal with the same issues you’re facing! But we need your help.
By completing the 3-minute survey below, you will help us to receive the funding we need to create these support groups, run by medical professionals, to help people like you to get answers and support.
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