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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hypertension

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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Hypertension

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

(Zestril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
260
Tried for
Hypertension (260)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
180
Tried for
Hypertension (180)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
144
Tried for
Hypertension (144)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
127
Tried for
Hypertension (127)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
101
Tried for
Pain (101)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
97
Tried for
Pain (97)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76
Tried for
Insomnia (51) Pain (43)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
74
Tried for
Pain (71) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Hypertension (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (17)
2 more

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (81 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Cough 23 more
How many evaluations
89
Tried for
Hypertension (260)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (67 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Dizziness and feeling faint 25 more
How many evaluations
70
Tried for
Hypertension (180)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (48 evaluations)
Side effects
Dehydration Frequent urination 15 more
How many evaluations
55
Tried for
Hypertension (144)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (52 evaluations)
Side effects
Bradycardia Cough 12 more
How many evaluations
55
Tried for
Hypertension (127)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (41 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Constipation 24 more
How many evaluations
41
Tried for
Pain (101)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 9 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Pain (97)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleepiness 15 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Insomnia (51) Pain (43)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 20 more
How many evaluations
41
Tried for
Pain (71) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 6 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Hypertension (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Nausea 38 more
How many evaluations
50
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (17)
2 more

Data from patients with Hypertension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hypertension on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 23
20s 224
30s 810
40s 1,646
50s 1,994
60s 1,079
70+ 262

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 212
20-29 years 529
30-39 years 776
40-49 years 682
50-59 years 280
60-69 years 55
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,061
Not Diagnosed 127

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