Aortic aneurysm

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What is aortic aneurysm?

An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal balloon-like or sac-like dilatation of the aorta caused by weakening of the arterial wall. The aorta is the largest artery in the body, originating from the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it branches off into two smaller arteries.

Common symptoms reported by people with aortic aneurysm

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with aortic aneurysm

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
aortic aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(CT Scan Head)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
aortic aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated liver enzymes memory and cognition problems 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
aggressive behavior neuropathy in feet 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for aortic aneurysm (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness and feeling faint Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
aortic aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(CT Scan Head)
Perceived effectiveness
for aortic aneurysm (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
aortic aneurysm (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with aortic aneurysm, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has aortic aneurysm on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 9
40s 19
50s 35
60s 51
70+ 33
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 2
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 75
Female 75

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 91
Not Diagnosed 3

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