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

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

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Procrit)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic-50)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Venofer IV)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Plus CBD Oil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Aranesp)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
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

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

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
passing out at home
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
spaced out
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Procrit)
Perceived effectiveness
for anemia of chronic disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic-50)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acute hearing brain fog 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Venofer IV)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constant tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aranesp)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 14
30s 25
40s 51
50s 48
60s 19
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 19
30-39 years 22
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 1
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

89% Female
11% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 112
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from anemia of chronic disease patients who have completed their condition history
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