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
263
Tried for
Hypertension (263)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
183
Tried for
Hypertension (183)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
142
Tried for
Hypertension (142)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
126
Tried for
Hypertension (126)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
103
Tried for
Pain (103)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
98
Tried for
Pain (98)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Tried for
Insomnia (52) Pain (44)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
74
Tried for
Pain (71) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
Hypertension (72)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Tried for
Depressed mood (59) Pain (17)
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 (84 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Cough 24 more
How many evaluations
92
Tried for
Hypertension (263)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (70 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Dizziness and feeling faint 26 more
How many evaluations
73
Tried for
Hypertension (183)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (44 evaluations)
Side effects
Dehydration Frequent urination 13 more
How many evaluations
49
Tried for
Hypertension (142)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (54 evaluations)
Side effects
Bradycardia Cough 11 more
How many evaluations
56
Tried for
Hypertension (126)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Dizziness 22 more
How many evaluations
43
Tried for
Pain (103)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (40 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 10 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Pain (98)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 16 more
How many evaluations
45
Tried for
Insomnia (52) Pain (44)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 20 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Pain (71) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 6 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Hypertension (72)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Nausea 38 more
How many evaluations
51
Tried for
Depressed mood (59) Pain (17)
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 23
20s 224
30s 816
40s 1,667
50s 2,028
60s 1,107
70+ 266

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 215
20-29 years 539
30-39 years 785
40-49 years 694
50-59 years 284
60-69 years 55
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,118
Not Diagnosed 131

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