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
Esophageal Endoscopy
Sertraline, Hydroxyzine

What do patients take to treat Esophageal Varices and its symptoms?

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

(Timolol nasal spray, Istalol, Falcon Timolol, Betimol)




(Cenyl, Pranolol, Bedranol, Pur-Bloka)


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?

  • 26 patients have this condition
  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 4 say Esophageal Varices is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 6
40s 2
50s 8
60s 7
70+ 0


Distribution of females vs. males

35% Females
65% 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 17
Not Diagnosed 0

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