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?

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

(Acemin, Cipril, Prinivil) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
257
How many evaluations
82
Treatment name(s)

(Amlobeta, Amlodipino Genfar, Amlogard) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
186
How many evaluations
67
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Hydro, Apo-Triazide, Cadista Pharma Hydrochlorothiazide) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
145
How many evaluations
52
Treatment name(s)

(Betaloc, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
126
How many evaluations
52
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
102
How many evaluations
38
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
94
How many evaluations
34
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76
How many evaluations
45
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
How many evaluations
38
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68
How many evaluations
49
Treatment name(s)

(Angioten, Covance, Cozaar) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
How many evaluations
16
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Data from patients with Hypertension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Hypertension

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

(Acemin, Cipril, Prinivil) 1 more
How many have tried
257
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry cough Cough 20 more
How many evaluations
82
Treatment name(s)

(Amlobeta, Amlodipino Genfar, Amlogard) 1 more
How many have tried
186
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Edema in lower extremities 28 more
How many evaluations
67
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Hydro, Apo-Triazide, Cadista Pharma Hydrochlorothiazide) 10 more
How many have tried
145
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dehydration Frequent urination 15 more
How many evaluations
52
Treatment name(s)

(Betaloc, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate) 1 more
How many have tried
126
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Fatigue Bradycardia 11 more
How many evaluations
52
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
102
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 24 more
How many evaluations
38
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
95
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 9 more
How many evaluations
34
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
76
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 12 more
How many evaluations
45
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
74
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 18 more
How many evaluations
38
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
68
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Weight gain Nausea 42 more
How many evaluations
49
Treatment name(s)

(Angioten, Covance, Cozaar) 1 more
How many have tried
66
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 6 more
How many evaluations
16
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Data from patients with Hypertension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hypertension on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 23
20s 226
30s 801
40s 1,618
50s 1,949
60s 1,023
70+ 250

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 207
20-29 years 519
30-39 years 761
40-49 years 656
50-59 years 268
60-69 years 55
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,960
Not Diagnosed 125

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