Liver impairment

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What is liver impairment?

Liver impairment can be due to a variety of factors including infections, autoimmune conditions, drugs, toxins. Liver impairment can be acute or occur as a chronic process involving a progressive destruction and regeneration of the liver parenchyma leading to fibrosis and cirrhosis.

Common symptoms reported by people with liver impairment

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 liver impairment

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

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
liver impairment (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
liver impairment (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(NoDoz)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

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

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

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness insomnia 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
bipolar depressive episodes excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
liver impairment (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
liver impairment
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for liver impairment (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
liver impairment (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(NoDoz)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 24
40s 35
50s 42
60s 32
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 51
Not Diagnosed 12

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