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
4
Tried for
liver cirrhosis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Aldactone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
liver cirrhosis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
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)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
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)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (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 (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Aldactone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
liver cirrhosis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
lethargic in the the morning sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (3)
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)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
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)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (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 8
30s 36
40s 74
50s 131
60s 138
70+ 39
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 28
60-69 years 14
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 193
Female 244

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 208
Not Diagnosed 7

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