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 22
20s 225
30s 775
40s 1,565
50s 1,857
60s 968
70+ 232

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

67% Females
33% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 201
20-29 years 496
30-39 years 728
40-49 years 625
50-59 years 257
60-69 years 52
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,791
Not Diagnosed 123

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