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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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
229
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
179
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
109
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
101
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
96
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
81
Tried for
pain (70) anxious mood (9)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76
Tried for
pain (76)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Tried for
anxious mood (69)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61
Tried for
depressed mood (54) pain (12)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
60

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) (100 evaluations)
Side effects
cough dry cough 21 more
Total evaluations
113
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (131 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness lightheadedness 36 more
Total evaluations
138
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (59 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness cough 10 more
Total evaluations
60
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (62 evaluations)
Side effects
frequent urination dry mouth 16 more
Total evaluations
73
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (57 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea disturbing dreams 18 more
Total evaluations
61
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (64 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness weight gain 29 more
Total evaluations
80
Tried for
pain (70) anxious mood (9)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (55 evaluations)
Side effects
itching sleepiness 12 more
Total evaluations
56
Tried for
pain (76)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (44 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness tiredness 15 more
Total evaluations
45
Tried for
anxious mood (69)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (58 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog weight gain 17 more
Total evaluations
68
Tried for
depressed mood (54) pain (12)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (28 evaluations)
Side effects
asthma daytime sleepiness 7 more
Total evaluations
39
  • 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 17
20s 250
30s 1095
40s 2890
50s 5169
60s 4559
70+ 1678

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4654
Female 11110

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6192
Not Diagnosed 155

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