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
198
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
155
Treatment name(s)

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

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
83
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
77
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
60
Tried for
pain (52) anxious mood (7)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
59
Tried for
pain (59)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
pain (51)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
Tried for
anxious mood (50)

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) (87 evaluations)
Side effects
cough dry cough 19 more
Total evaluations
99
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (113 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness headaches 34 more
Total evaluations
118
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (52 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness cough 10 more
Total evaluations
53
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (46 evaluations)
Side effects
frequent urination dry mouth 15 more
Total evaluations
57
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (52 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea disturbing dreams 16 more
Total evaluations
56
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (49 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness nausea 19 more
Total evaluations
60
Tried for
pain (52) anxious mood (7)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (49 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness itching 10 more
Total evaluations
50
Tried for
pain (59)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (27 evaluations)
Side effects
wheezing asthma 8 more
Total evaluations
38
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (21 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 4 more
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
pain (51)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (33 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness drowsiness 13 more
Total evaluations
34
Tried for
anxious mood (50)
  • 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 254
30s 1070
40s 2838
50s 5205
60s 4862
70+ 1945

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4868
Female 11446

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6286
Not Diagnosed 158

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