Anemia of chronic disease

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What is anemia of chronic disease?

Anemia of chronic disease is a blood disorder that results from a long-term, chronic medical condition that affects the production and lifespan of red blood cells. Certain chronic infections, inflammatory diseases, and other illnesses can affect the body's ability to produce red blood cells.

Common symptoms reported by people with anemia of chronic 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 anemia of chronic disease

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with anemia of chronic disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with anemia of chronic disease

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

(Duragesic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acute hearing brain fog 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation difficulty urinating (dysuria) 11 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constant tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation feet tingling 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 16
30s 40
40s 61
50s 75
60s 36
70+ 24
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 23
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 3
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 48
Female 205

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 135
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from anemia of chronic disease patients who have completed their condition history
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