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)

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
214
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
166
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
112
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
95
Tried for
Pain (95) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
87
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
86
Tried for
Pain (79) Anxious mood (5)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
74
Tried for
Anxious mood (71) Insomnia (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
Tried for
Insomnia (43) Pain (37)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
Tried for
Pain (64)

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
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (97 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Persistent cough 23 more
How many evaluations
102
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (100 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Swelling in ankles 36 more
How many evaluations
106
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (64 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent urination Dizziness 15 more
How many evaluations
70
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (29 evaluations)
Side effects
Bradycardia Cough 13 more
How many evaluations
32
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 23 more
How many evaluations
47
Tried for
Pain (95) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (41 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 8 more
How many evaluations
42
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (54 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 29 more
How many evaluations
67
Tried for
Pain (79) Anxious mood (5)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (77 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Daytime sleepiness 21 more
How many evaluations
84
Tried for
Anxious mood (71) Insomnia (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 20 more
How many evaluations
64
Tried for
Insomnia (43) Pain (37)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 5 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Pain (64)

Data from patients with High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
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  • Mild
  • None

Who has High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 12
20s 223
30s 946
40s 2,197
50s 3,335
60s 2,367
70+ 643

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 647
30-39 years 978
40-49 years 850
50-59 years 354
60-69 years 77
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5,147
Not Diagnosed 145

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