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

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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What do patients take to treat Hypertension and its symptoms?

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

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?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 24
20s 221
30s 797
40s 1,601
50s 1,921
60s 993
70+ 247

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 204
20-29 years 514
30-39 years 749
40-49 years 647
50-59 years 264
60-69 years 55
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,907
Not Diagnosed 123

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