Atherosclerosis

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What is atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis, also called arteriosclerosis, is a vascular disorder characterized by thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries with plaque.

Common symptoms reported by people with atherosclerosis

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 atherosclerosis

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
atherosclerosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
atherosclerosis (2)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atherosclerosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Pravachol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atherosclerosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Brilinta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atherosclerosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

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

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for atherosclerosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
gastroesophageal reflux disease
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
atherosclerosis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dizziness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
atherosclerosis (2)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
atherosclerosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
atherosclerosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Brilinta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
atherosclerosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 7
40s 16
50s 28
60s 36
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 16
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

51% Female
49% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 67
Not Diagnosed 3

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