Anemia of Chronic Disease

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What is Anemia of Chronic Disease?

Anemia of chronic disease is a blood disorder that results from a long-term, chronic medical condition that affects the production and lifespan of red blood cells. Certain chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, and other illnesses can affect the body's ability to produce red blood cells.

Common symptoms reported by people with Anemia of Chronic Disease

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 Anemia of Chronic Disease

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

(Procrit)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)

Data from patients with Anemia of Chronic Disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Anemia of Chronic Disease

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Procrit)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anemia of Chronic Disease (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Passing out at home
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Sweating
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Dilaudid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Drowsy in a.m. 2 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constant tiredness
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (1)

Data from patients with Anemia of Chronic Disease, 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 Anemia of Chronic Disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 13
30s 29
40s 45
50s 27
60s 13
70+ 5

Sex

Distribution of sex

90% Female
10% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 1
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 94
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from Anemia of Chronic Disease patients who have completed their condition history
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