Peripheral arterial disease

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What is peripheral arterial disease?

Peripheral arterial disease or peripheral artery occlusive disease refers to the atherosclerosis (obstruction or narrowing) of arteries in the peripheral vascular system. This does not include coronary (heart) arteries, the aorta, or arteries in the brain.

Common symptoms reported by people with peripheral arterial 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with peripheral arterial disease

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

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

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (1) peripheral arterial disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with peripheral arterial disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with peripheral arterial disease

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

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

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for peripheral arterial disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1) peripheral arterial disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
neuropathy in feet
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
sweating trembling
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 7
40s 31
50s 64
60s 83
70+ 38
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 35
50-59 years 32
60-69 years 13
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 75
Female 154

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 126
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from peripheral arterial disease patients who have completed their condition history
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