Illnesses We Support

A message about our work with various chronic illnesses:

We understand that there is a broad range of chronic illnesses that our members live with on a daily basis. Because of how many illnesses exist, we may not be able to cover all chronic illnesses on our website.  However, at The EPIC Foundation, we assure you that we will not turn our backs on you and we want you to feel supported with us! If you are a member of the chronic illness community or a loved one of a person with an invisible chronic illness, we embrace you with open arms!

-Dr. N. Karen Thames

Founder and Executive Director at The EPIC Foundation

Chronic illnesses that The EPIC Foundation supports include:

* Achalasia

* Acromegaly

* Addison’s disease

* Adenomyosis

*Adrenal fatigue

* Adrenal insufficiency-primary

* Adrenal insufficiency-secondary

* Alopecia

* Alzheimer’s disease

* Anxiety

* Asthma

* Bipolar disorder

* Celiac disease

* Chiari malformation

* Chronic pain

* Conn’s syndrome

* Crohn’s disease

* Cushing’s syndrome and disease

* Cystic fibrosis

* Dementia

* Depression

* Diabetes

* Diabetic neuropathy

* Ehlers Danlos syndrome

* Endometriosis


* Fibromyalgia

* Gastroparesis

* Growth hormone deficiency

* Hashimoto’s disease

* Hypothyroidism

* Insomnia

* Intracranial hypertension

* Lewy body dementia

* Lichen sclerosus

* Lupus

* Lyme disease

* Lymphedema (Primary)

* Migraines

* Multiple sclerosis (MS)

* Narcolepsy

* Neuropathy

* Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders (PANDAS)

* Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

* Postpartum depression

* Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)

* Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

* Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

* Primary immunodeficiency disease

* Sickle cell disease

* Sjögren’s syndrome

* Sleep apnea

* Turner syndrome

* Vestibular disorder