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
219
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
171
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
118
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
103
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
92
Tried for
Pain (92) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
90
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
89
Tried for
Pain (82) Anxious mood (5)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
77
Tried for
Anxious mood (74) Insomnia (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
Tried for
Insomnia (43) Pain (39)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
Tried for
Pain (66)

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) (98 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry cough Persistent cough 25 more
How many evaluations
103
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Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (111 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Dizziness and feeling faint 38 more
How many evaluations
117
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Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (71 evaluations)
Side effects
Frequent urination Dizziness 20 more
How many evaluations
77
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Tiredness Bradycardia 15 more
How many evaluations
41
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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 (92) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Cough 10 more
How many evaluations
45
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (55 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 32 more
How many evaluations
68
Tried for
Pain (82) Anxious mood (5)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (78 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Daytime sleepiness 21 more
How many evaluations
85
Tried for
Anxious mood (74) 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
65
Tried for
Insomnia (43) Pain (39)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 6 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (66)

Data from patients with High Blood Pressure (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 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 14
20s 231
30s 959
40s 2,277
50s 3,503
60s 2,531
70+ 704

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 849
50-59 years 354
60-69 years 77
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5,243
Not Diagnosed 149

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