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
244
Tried for
Hypertension (244)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
173
Tried for
Hypertension (173)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
121
Tried for
Hypertension (121)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
118
Tried for
Hypertension (118)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
92
Tried for
Pain (92)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
92
Tried for
Pain (92)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Tried for
Insomnia (48) Pain (43)
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
65
Tried for
Depressed mood (54) Pain (16)
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 (87 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Cough 29 more
How many evaluations
96
Tried for
Hypertension (244)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (72 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Dizziness and feeling faint 25 more
How many evaluations
75
Tried for
Hypertension (173)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent urination Dehydration 12 more
How many evaluations
50
Tried for
Hypertension (121)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (57 evaluations)
Side effects
Bradycardia Cough 14 more
How many evaluations
59
Tried for
Hypertension (118)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (40 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 8 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Pain (92)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Dizziness 19 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Pain (92)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 17 more
How many evaluations
50
Tried for
Insomnia (48) Pain (43)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 21 more
How many evaluations
44
Tried for
Pain (71) Anxious mood (1)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 6 more
How many evaluations
24
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
52
Tried for
Depressed mood (54) Pain (16)
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 18
20s 219
30s 821
40s 1,695
50s 2,116
60s 1,207
70+ 296

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 222
20-29 years 557
30-39 years 824
40-49 years 723
50-59 years 293
60-69 years 59
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,278
Not Diagnosed 130

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