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)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1886
Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3098
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
927
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1339
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1668
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
495
Treatment name(s)

(Diovan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
159
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
543
Treatment name(s)

(Concor Cor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
184
Treatment name(s)

(Chlorthal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76

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)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (23 evaluations)
Side effects
swelling in feet confusion 10 more
Total evaluations
25
Treatment name(s)

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (24 evaluations)
Side effects
cough decreased appetite 13 more
Total evaluations
25
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (22 evaluations)
Side effects
dehydration depressed mood 6 more
Total evaluations
22
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea disturbing dreams 6 more
Total evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (12 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite dry mouth 3 more
Total evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
bad breath (halitosis) breathlessness 6 more
Total evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

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

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Concor Cor)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Chlorthal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth low potassium (hypokalemia)
Total evaluations
4
  • 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?

  • 50 new patients joined this month
  • 2801 say high blood pressure (hypertension) is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 9
20s 191
30s 880
40s 2437
50s 5638
60s 7020
70+ 4144

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6583
Female 13911

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6540
Not Diagnosed 158

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