High blood pressure (hypertension)

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What is high blood pressure (hypertension)?

Hypertension is the diagnosis of consistently high blood pressure defined by a systolic (upper number) reading above 130 or a diastolic (lower number) above 80.

Common symptoms reported by people with high blood pressure (hypertension)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for 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
3002
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1787
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
851
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1628
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1319
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
527
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
473
Treatment name(s)

(Concor Cor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
172
Treatment name(s)

(Atenol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
498
Treatment name(s)

(Altace)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
374

Data from patients with high blood pressure (hypertension), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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) (75 evaluations)
Side effects
cough dry cough 19 more
Total evaluations
88
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (84 evaluations)
Side effects
swelling in ankles swelling in feet 28 more
Total evaluations
90
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (58 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with hypotension upon standing cough 16 more
Total evaluations
59
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (34 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth frequent urination 10 more
Total evaluations
41
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (23 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea disturbing dreams 9 more
Total evaluations
25
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (23 evaluations)
Side effects
wheezing dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
25
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (19 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue hypotension 7 more
Total evaluations
20
Treatment name(s)

(Concor Cor)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (10 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea projectile vomiting
Total evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Atenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Altace)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (11 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision cough 5 more
Total evaluations
11
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with high blood pressure (hypertension), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has high blood pressure (hypertension) on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 32 new patients joined this month
  • 2522 say high blood pressure (hypertension) is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 13
20s 245
30s 1055
40s 2834
50s 6032
60s 6389
70+ 2873

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6246
Female 13367

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6455
Not Diagnosed 161

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