Hypertension

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What is Hypertension?

Blood pressure is considered high when the systolic (upper number) reading is consistently greater than 140 or when diastolic (lower number) is consistently 90 or greater.

What is it like to have Hypertension?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Modafinil, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Rest
Gabapentin, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol
Duloxetine, Citalopram, Fluoxetine
Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Lorazepam
Zolpidem, Amitriptyline, Trazodone

What do patients take to treat Hypertension and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Acemin, Zestril, Cipril, Prinivil)

75

(Amlogard, Amlodipino Genfar, Amlobeta, Norvasc)

54

(Karvaside, Novo-Hydrazide, PMS-Hydrochlorothiazide, Cadista Pharma Hydrochlorothiazide)

51

(Metoprolol Tartrate, Lopressor, Selo-Zok)

28

(Cenyl, Pranolol, Bedranol, Pur-Bloka)

21

(Ecator, Ramace, Tritace, Sandoz-Ramipril)

18

(Coreg CR, Coreg)

15

(Ten Bloka, Atenolol Cinfa, Noten, Apo-Atenol)

14

(Nu-Lotan, Covance, Cozaar)

13

(Lobivon, Bystolic)

8

(Alteis, Olmetic, Mesar, Olimestra)

8

(Amias, Atacand, Hytacand, Atacand Plus)

7

(Teva Lisonopril with HCTZ, Zestoretic, San Lisinopril/HCTZ)

7

(Vasotec, Enap, Pharmagenus)

6

(Normodyne, Trandate)

6

These charts show data from Hypertension patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hypertension on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 5,667 patients have this condition
  • 43 new patients joined this month
  • 1,116 say Hypertension is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 20
20s 227
30s 770
40s 1,528
50s 1,702
60s 834
70+ 196

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 190
20-29 years 464
30-39 years 685
40-49 years 572
50-59 years 242
60-69 years 47
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,549
Not Diagnosed 119

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