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
241
Tried for
Hypertension (241)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
170
Tried for
Hypertension (170)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
122
Tried for
Hypertension (122)
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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)

(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
80
Tried for
Pain (76) Anxious mood (2)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
80
Tried for
Hypertension (80)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Tried for
Pain (79)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
78
Tried for
Insomnia (52) Pain (46)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Depressed mood (61) Pain (15)
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 (104 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Persistent cough 28 more
How many evaluations
110
Tried for
Hypertension (241)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (88 evaluations)
Side effects
Swelling in ankles Swelling in legs, feet and ankles 36 more
How many evaluations
90
Tried for
Hypertension (170)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (54 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent urination Dizziness 13 more
How many evaluations
58
Tried for
Hypertension (122)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (64 evaluations)
Side effects
Bradycardia Cough 14 more
How many evaluations
67
Tried for
Hypertension (118)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 17 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Pain (91) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Weight gain 16 more
How many evaluations
48
Tried for
Pain (76) Anxious mood (2)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hypertension (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 4 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Hypertension (80)
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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 (79)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 23 more
How many evaluations
59
Tried for
Insomnia (52) Pain (46)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (56 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Weight gain 40 more
How many evaluations
78
Tried for
Depressed mood (61) Pain (15)
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
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hypertension on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 19
20s 220
30s 889
40s 1,824
50s 2,380
60s 1,432
70+ 364

Sex

Distribution of sex

68% Female
32% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 251
20-29 years 622
30-39 years 926
40-49 years 800
50-59 years 331
60-69 years 71
70+ years 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,775
Not Diagnosed 138

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