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)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
Pain (22) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Anxious mood (16) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Depressed mood (16) Pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Added more fruits, vegetables and fiber)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Obesity (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Pain (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Pain (15) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Insomnia (14) Depressed mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Insomnia (12) Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Depressed mood (12) Insomnia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Pain (13)

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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Aphasia 9 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
Pain (22) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Bipolar depressive episodes Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 more
Total evaluations
32
Tried for
Anxious mood (16) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 4 more
Total evaluations
25
Tried for
Depressed mood (16) Pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Added more fruits, vegetables and fiber)
Perceived effectiveness
for Obesity (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Abnormal urine smell Body odor 6 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Obesity (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 9 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
Pain (15) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Drugged feeling Fatigue 6 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
Insomnia (14) Depressed mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Agitation 9 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Insomnia (12) Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Agitation 14 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
Depressed mood (12) Insomnia (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Chronic constipation 10 more
Total evaluations
19
Tried for
Pain (13)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 159
30s 457
40s 677
50s 636
60s 345
70+ 67
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 353
20-29 years 265
30-39 years 210
40-49 years 120
50-59 years 55
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,223
Not Diagnosed 307

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