High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

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What is High Blood Pressure (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 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with High Blood Pressure (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
225
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
178
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
118
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
107
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
97
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
96
Tried for
Pain (96) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
85
Tried for
Pain (78) Anxious mood (5)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
82
Tried for
Anxious mood (79) Insomnia (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
67
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
Tried for
Pain (66)

Data from patients with High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (99 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Persistent cough 27 more
Total evaluations
106
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (125 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Dizziness and feeling faint 38 more
Total evaluations
133
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (74 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent urination Dizziness 18 more
Total evaluations
80
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Tiredness 15 more
Total evaluations
51
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (53 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 11 more
Total evaluations
55
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (52 evaluations)
Side effects
Itching Dizziness 25 more
Total evaluations
56
Tried for
Pain (96) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (58 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 30 more
Total evaluations
71
Tried for
Pain (78) Anxious mood (5)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (80 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Daytime sleepiness 22 more
Total evaluations
87
Tried for
Anxious mood (79) Insomnia (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Fatigue 14 more
Total evaluations
50
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 7 more
Total evaluations
39
Tried for
Pain (66)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 14
20s 229
30s 990
40s 2,396
50s 3,857
60s 2,831
70+ 825
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 263
20-29 years 647
30-39 years 978
40-49 years 849
50-59 years 354
60-69 years 77
70+ years 4

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5,342
Not Diagnosed 151

These charts show data from High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) patients who have completed their condition history
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