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)

(Zestril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
245
Tried for
Hypertension (245)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
165
Tried for
Hypertension (165)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
117
Tried for
Hypertension (117)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
117
Tried for
Hypertension (117)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
95
Tried for
Pain (95) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
87
Tried for
Pain (87)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Tried for
Insomnia (52) Pain (45)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Tried for
Pain (72) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Hypertension (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (14)
2 more

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)

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (96 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Persistent cough 27 more
How many evaluations
102
Tried for
Hypertension (245)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (81 evaluations)
Side effects
Swelling in ankles Dizziness 29 more
How many evaluations
83
Tried for
Hypertension (165)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (50 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent urination Dizziness 12 more
How many evaluations
52
Tried for
Hypertension (117)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (63 evaluations)
Side effects
Bradycardia Cough 13 more
How many evaluations
65
Tried for
Hypertension (117)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 19 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (95) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (40 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 9 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Pain (87)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 22 more
How many evaluations
59
Tried for
Insomnia (52) Pain (45)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 18 more
How many evaluations
44
Tried for
Pain (72) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 4 more
How many evaluations
29
Tried for
Hypertension (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (40 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Weight gain 39 more
How many evaluations
62
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (14)
2 more

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 16
20s 223
30s 873
40s 1,756
50s 2,247
60s 1,335
70+ 334

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 239
20-29 years 591
30-39 years 869
40-49 years 767
50-59 years 313
60-69 years 63
70+ years 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,535
Not Diagnosed 136

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