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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Esophageal Varices

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Esophageal Varices (1) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Esophageal Varices (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Corgard)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Esophageal Varices (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Esophageal Varices (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Esophageal Varices (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Puritan's Pride Valerian)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Esophageal Varices (1) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Esophageal Varices (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Corgard)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Esophageal Varices (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Esophageal Varices (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Esophageal Varices (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Puritan's Pride Valerian)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Esophageal Varices, 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 Esophageal Varices on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 6
40s 4
50s 13
60s 7
70+ 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

38% Female
62% Male
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 19
Not Diagnosed 0

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