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
187
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
152
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
pain (45) anxious mood (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
49
Tried for
anxious mood (49)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
pain (48)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
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) (85 evaluations)
Side effects
cough dry cough 21 more
Total evaluations
97
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (94 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness swelling in ankles 31 more
Total evaluations
99
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) (43 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 (47 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness nausea 16 more
Total evaluations
58
Tried for
pain (45) anxious mood (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (47 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness itching 7 more
Total evaluations
48
Tried for
pain (50)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (27 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness drowsiness 8 more
Total evaluations
28
Tried for
anxious mood (49)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (22 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness chronic constipation 3 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
pain (48)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (27 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness wheezing 6 more
Total evaluations
33
  • 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 15
20s 260
30s 1098
40s 3007
50s 6064
60s 6199
70+ 2574

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6155
Female 13232

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6416
Not Diagnosed 159

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