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
201
Tried for
Hypertension (201)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
153
Tried for
Hypertension (153)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
97
Tried for
Hypertension (97)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
91
Tried for
Pain (91) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
82
Tried for
Pain (75) Anxious mood (5)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Tried for
Hypertension (79)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Tried for
Anxious mood (67) Insomnia (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
67
Tried for
Hypertension (64) Anxious mood (18)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
65
Tried for
Insomnia (43) Pain (37)
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 (90 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Chronic Cough 24 more
How many evaluations
95
Tried for
Hypertension (201)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (89 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Swelling in ankles 33 more
How many evaluations
94
Tried for
Hypertension (153)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (59 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent urination Dizziness 13 more
How many evaluations
65
Tried for
Hypertension (106)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Bradycardia Cough 12 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Hypertension (97)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (40 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 21 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Pain (91) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (47 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 21 more
How many evaluations
60
Tried for
Pain (75) Anxious mood (5)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 5 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Hypertension (79)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (73 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Daytime sleepiness 21 more
How many evaluations
80
Tried for
Anxious mood (67) Insomnia (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Fatigue 14 more
How many evaluations
46
Tried for
Hypertension (64) Anxious mood (18)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (41 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 20 more
How many evaluations
62
Tried for
Insomnia (43) Pain (37)
2 more

Data from patients with Hypertension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Mild
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Who has Hypertension on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 12
20s 215
30s 915
40s 2,073
50s 3,102
60s 2,146
70+ 553

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 263
20-29 years 640
30-39 years 971
40-49 years 835
50-59 years 352
60-69 years 76
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5,001
Not Diagnosed 143

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