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
192
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
154
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
92
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
74
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
58
Tried for
pain (51) anxious mood (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
56
Tried for
pain (56)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
Tried for
pain (50)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
anxious mood (48)

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) (83 evaluations)
Side effects
cough dry cough 18 more
Total evaluations
95
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (115 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness dry mouth 37 more
Total evaluations
120
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (53 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness cough 13 more
Total evaluations
54
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (42 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth frequent urination 13 more
Total evaluations
52
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (52 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea disturbing dreams 15 more
Total evaluations
56
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (48 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness nausea 16 more
Total evaluations
59
Tried for
pain (51) anxious mood (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (49 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness itching 10 more
Total evaluations
50
Tried for
pain (56)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (27 evaluations)
Side effects
wheezing asthma 7 more
Total evaluations
34
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (22 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 3 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
pain (50)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (30 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness drowsiness 10 more
Total evaluations
31
Tried for
anxious mood (48)
  • 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 18
20s 253
30s 1077
40s 2822
50s 5224
60s 4943
70+ 2013

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4948
Female 11524

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6315
Not Diagnosed 158

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