Obesity

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What is Obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.

Common symptoms reported by people with Obesity

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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Treatments taken by people with Obesity

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Added more fruits, vegetables and fiber)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
128
Tried for
Obesity (128) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Non-impact machines (biking, stairstepper, treadclimber), pushups, sitsups weights)
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
100
Tried for
Obesity (100) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Pain (20) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Pain (21)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Pain (20)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Insomnia (11) Pain (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Insomnia (14) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Pain (14) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Depressed mood (13) Pain (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Anxious mood (14) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Obesity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Obesity

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Added more fruits, vegetables and fiber)
Perceived effectiveness
for Obesity (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Craving carbs Cravings 6 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Obesity (128) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Non-impact machines (biking, stairstepper, treadclimber), pushups, sitsups weights)
Perceived effectiveness
for Obesity (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Generalized weakness (asthenia) Joint pain 9 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Obesity (100) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Anger Aphasia 7 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (20) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Balance worsened Bowel irritability 3 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (21)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea and vomiting Addiction 15 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Pain (20)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Agitation 5 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Insomnia (11) Pain (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Drugged feeling Erectile Dysfunction 7 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Insomnia (14) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (14) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Loss of sex drive (libido) 3 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Depressed mood (13) Pain (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Addiction Early morning wakefulness 2 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Anxious mood (14) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Obesity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Obesity on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 165
30s 368
40s 502
50s 479
60s 205
70+ 31

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

76% Females
24% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 295
20-29 years 229
30-39 years 168
40-49 years 101
50-59 years 44
60-69 years 6
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 941
Not Diagnosed 258

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