Esophageal Varices

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What is Esophageal Varices?

Esophageal varices develop as a complication of a sustained increase in blood pressure in the liver (portal hypertension), most commonly found in cirrhosis of the liver. The major problem with esophageal varices is the risk of bleeding.

What is it like to have Esophageal Varices?

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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Esophageal Varices and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Esophageal Varices patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Esophageal Varices on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 5
40s 3
50s 10
60s 7
70+ 0


Distribution of females vs. males

36% Females
64% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 18
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from Esophageal Varices patients who have completed their condition history
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