Pulmonary hypertension

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What is pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs making the right side of the heart need to work harder than normal. Causes include autoimmune diseases, blood clots, congestive heart failure, heart valve disease, lung diseases, certain medications.

Common symptoms reported by people with pulmonary 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for pulmonary hypertension

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
537
Tried for
pulmonary hypertension (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Nifedical XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
Tried for
pulmonary hypertension (2)

Data from patients with pulmonary hypertension, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pulmonary hypertension

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pulmonary hypertension (7 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea dry mouth 5 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pulmonary hypertension (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Nifedical XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pulmonary hypertension (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pulmonary hypertension, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has pulmonary hypertension on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 222 say pulmonary hypertension is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 23
30s 73
40s 127
50s 203
60s 282
70+ 367
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
20-29 years 27
30-39 years 37
40-49 years 57
50-59 years 63
60-69 years 33
70+ years 21

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 374
Female 708

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 790
Not Diagnosed 25

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