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
218
Tried for
Hypertension (218)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
156
Tried for
Hypertension (156)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
113
Tried for
Hypertension (113)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
106
Tried for
Hypertension (106)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
85
Tried for
Pain (85) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
77
Tried for
Pain (72) Anxious mood (3)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Tried for
Insomnia (49) Pain (45)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Tried for
Hypertension (75)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
Tried for
Pain (73)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68
Tried for
Anxious mood (64) Insomnia (4)
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 (91 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Cough 23 more
How many evaluations
97
Tried for
Hypertension (218)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (93 evaluations)
Side effects
Swelling in ankles Swelling in legs, feet and ankles 34 more
How many evaluations
95
Tried for
Hypertension (156)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (54 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent urination Dizziness 11 more
How many evaluations
58
Tried for
Hypertension (113)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Bradycardia Cough 13 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Hypertension (106)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 19 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Pain (85) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 16 more
How many evaluations
47
Tried for
Pain (72) Anxious mood (3)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 24 more
How many evaluations
65
Tried for
Insomnia (49) Pain (45)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 4 more
How many evaluations
32
Tried for
Hypertension (75)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 7 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (73)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (61 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Daytime sleepiness 19 more
How many evaluations
68
Tried for
Anxious mood (64) Insomnia (4)
2 more

Data from patients with Hypertension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
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  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hypertension on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 16
20s 210
30s 883
40s 1,812
50s 2,424
60s 1,489
70+ 397

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 254
20-29 years 629
30-39 years 933
40-49 years 808
50-59 years 336
60-69 years 72
70+ years 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,823
Not Diagnosed 139

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