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
188
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
151
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
91
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
56
Tried for
pain (49) anxious mood (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
Tried for
pain (53)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
49
Tried for
pain (49)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
49
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
anxious mood (47)

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) (81 evaluations)
Side effects
cough dry cough 18 more
Total evaluations
93
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (93 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness dry mouth 37 more
Total evaluations
98
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (50 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness cough 13 more
Total evaluations
51
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (42 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth frequent urination 13 more
Total evaluations
51
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 (49 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness nausea 16 more
Total evaluations
60
Tried for
pain (49) 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 (53)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (23 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness chronic constipation 4 more
Total evaluations
23
Tried for
pain (49)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (27 evaluations)
Side effects
wheezing asthma 6 more
Total evaluations
31
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (24 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness drowsiness 7 more
Total evaluations
25
Tried for
anxious mood (47)
  • 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 257
30s 1095
40s 2931
50s 5750
60s 5616
70+ 2283

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5683
Female 12414

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6374
Not Diagnosed 159

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