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)

(Acemin, Axanum, Cipril) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
261
Tried for
Hypertension (261)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amlobeta, Amlodipino Genfar, Amlogard) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
186
Tried for
Hypertension (186)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Hydro, Apo-Triazide, Cadista Pharma Hydrochlorothiazide) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
144
Tried for
Hypertension (144)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betaloc, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
129
Tried for
Hypertension (129)
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
104
Tried for
Pain (104)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
97
Tried for
Pain (97)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
78
Tried for
Insomnia (53) Pain (44)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
74
Tried for
Pain (71) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (17)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Angioten, Covance, Cozaar) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Tried for
Hypertension (69)

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)

(Acemin, Axanum, Cipril) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (75 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Cough 24 more
How many evaluations
84
Tried for
Hypertension (261)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amlobeta, Amlodipino Genfar, Amlogard) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (62 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Edema in lower extremities 25 more
How many evaluations
66
Tried for
Hypertension (186)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Hydro, Apo-Triazide, Cadista Pharma Hydrochlorothiazide) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (46 evaluations)
Side effects
Dehydration Frequent urination 15 more
How many evaluations
53
Tried for
Hypertension (144)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betaloc, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (49 evaluations)
Side effects
Bradycardia Cough 11 more
How many evaluations
52
Tried for
Hypertension (129)
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (42 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Constipation 24 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Pain (104)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 9 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Pain (97)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 15 more
How many evaluations
47
Tried for
Insomnia (53) Pain (44)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 20 more
How many evaluations
39
Tried for
Pain (71) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Nausea 39 more
How many evaluations
49
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (17)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Angioten, Covance, Cozaar) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 6 more
How many evaluations
16
Tried for
Hypertension (69)

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 227
30s 799
40s 1,637
50s 1,973
60s 1,046
70+ 255

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 209
20-29 years 527
30-39 years 770
40-49 years 670
50-59 years 272
60-69 years 55
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,013
Not Diagnosed 125

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