Liver cirrhosis

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What is liver cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis of the liver is a type of chronic, progressive liver disease in which liver cells are replaced by scar tissue.

Common symptoms reported by people with liver cirrhosis

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 liver cirrhosis

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

(Lasix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
liver cirrhosis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Aldactone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
liver cirrhosis (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Generlac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
liver cirrhosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultrasound of kidneys (renal))
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

(Lasix)
Perceived effectiveness
for liver cirrhosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive thirst (polydipsia) increased urination
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
liver cirrhosis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Aldactone)
Perceived effectiveness
for liver cirrhosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
liver cirrhosis (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sweating
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
lethargic in the the morning male sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Generlac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
liver cirrhosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultrasound of kidneys (renal))
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 6
30s 38
40s 65
50s 115
60s 129
70+ 25
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 25
40-49 years 44
50-59 years 27
60-69 years 13
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

55% Female
45% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 188
Not Diagnosed 7

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