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

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 high blood pressure (hypertension)

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
208
Treatment name(s)

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

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
111
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
92
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
87
Tried for
Pain (87) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
78
Tried for
Pain (71) Anxious mood (4)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Tried for
Anxious mood (68) Insomnia (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61
Tried for
Pain (61)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61

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)

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (94 evaluations)
Side effects
Cough Dry cough 24 more
Total evaluations
102
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (117 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Dizziness and feeling faint 38 more
Total evaluations
123
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (70 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent urination Dizziness 14 more
Total evaluations
77
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (47 evaluations)
Side effects
Tiredness Tiredness increased 16 more
Total evaluations
54
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (52 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 8 more
Total evaluations
53
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (54 evaluations)
Side effects
Itching Sleepiness 20 more
Total evaluations
59
Tried for
Pain (87) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (56 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 29 more
Total evaluations
70
Tried for
Pain (71) Anxious mood (4)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (65 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Daytime sleepiness 21 more
Total evaluations
71
Tried for
Anxious mood (68) Insomnia (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 6 more
Total evaluations
34
Tried for
Pain (61)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Agitation 14 more
Total evaluations
49
  • 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 234
30s 1,022
40s 2,563
50s 4,257
60s 3,308
70+ 1,004
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 262
20-29 years 648
30-39 years 975
40-49 years 848
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 5,404
Not Diagnosed 152

These charts show data from high blood pressure (hypertension) patients who have completed their condition history
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