Chronic respiratory failure

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What is chronic respiratory failure?

Chronic respiratory failure is the inability to move oxygen to the organs and tissue in the body and the inability to remove carbon dioxide from the blood. Some chronic conditions or injuries may contribute to chronic respiratory failure.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic respiratory failure

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 chronic respiratory failure

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

(BiPAP w/humidifier)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Permobil C300)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Dilaudid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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

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

(BiPAP w/humidifier)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic respiratory failure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
aerophagia (aerophagy)
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Permobil C300)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
atrophy of muscles
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
decreased appetite
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cognitive impairment occasional euphoria
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
emotional lability
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 1
40s 2
50s 8
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 13

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from chronic respiratory failure patients who have completed their condition history
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