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.

What is it like to have 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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What do patients take to treat Obesity and its symptoms?

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

(Added more fruits, vegetables and fiber, Avoid MSG, dairy, add more fiber, Avoid Wheat and MSG) 9 more
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
127
How many evaluations
23
Treatment name(s)

(Exercise (dancing, diving, and creating), Hiking, Tennis, Gardening, a little jogging, Hindu Push-Ups) 4 more
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
98
How many evaluations
23
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
How many evaluations
21
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
How many evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
How many evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
How many evaluations
8
See all 284 treatments
Data from patients with Obesity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Obesity

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

(Added more fruits, vegetables and fiber, Avoid MSG, dairy, add more fiber, Avoid Wheat and MSG) 9 more
How many have tried
127
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Craving carbs Cravings 5 more
How many evaluations
23
Treatment name(s)

(Exercise (dancing, diving, and creating), Hiking, Tennis, Gardening, a little jogging, Hindu Push-Ups) 4 more
How many have tried
98
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Generalized weakness (asthenia) Joint pain 9 more
How many evaluations
23
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
21
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Anger Aphasia 6 more
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
21
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Balance worsened Bowel irritability 3 more
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
20
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea and vomiting Addiction 15 more
How many evaluations
21
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
How many have tried
16
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Addiction Early morning wakefulness 2 more
How many evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
16
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drugged feeling Erectile Dysfunction 7 more
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
How many have tried
15
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
15
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Loss of sex drive (libido) 2 more
How many evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
14
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Agitation Anger 4 more
How many evaluations
8
See all 284 treatments
Data from patients with Obesity, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Obesity on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 9
20s 162
30s 352
40s 484
50s 460
60s 198
70+ 30

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

77% Females
23% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 284
20-29 years 223
30-39 years 164
40-49 years 95
50-59 years 40
60-69 years 7
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 909
Not Diagnosed 252

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