Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a term used to describe the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. Most patients have no or few symptoms. Infrequently, patients may complain of fatigue, malaise, and dull right-upper-quadrant abdominal discomfort.

Common symptoms reported by people with non-alcoholic fatty liver 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 non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)

Data from patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
depressed mood excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drunk feeling itching 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue sedation 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (4) anxious mood (1)
1 more
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 (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
swelling in legs, feet and ankles
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision dizziness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
itching constipation 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 25
30s 64
40s 143
50s 186
60s 90
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 23
30-39 years 43
40-49 years 56
50-59 years 34
60-69 years 3
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

77% Female
23% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 332
Not Diagnosed 15

These charts show data from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients who have completed their condition history
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