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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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)

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

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

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

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

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (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)

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)

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

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (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)
  • 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 5
40s 14
50s 26
60s 47
70+ 20
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 5
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 55
Female 60

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 71
Not Diagnosed 3

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