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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

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?

  • 5,878patients have this condition
  • 22new patients joined this month
  • 1,186say Hypertension is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 20
20s 231
30s 763
40s 1,544
50s 1,790
60s 918
70+ 219


Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 199
20-29 years 482
30-39 years 715
40-49 years 594
50-59 years 251
60-69 years 50
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,690
Not Diagnosed 122

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