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)

(Zestril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3024
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1805
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
867
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1643
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1323
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
474
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
532
Treatment name(s)

(Concor Cor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
173
Treatment name(s)

(Diovan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
139
Treatment name(s)

(Atenol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
500

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)

(Zestril)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (73 evaluations)
Side effects
cough dry cough 22 more
Total evaluations
87
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (71 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness swelling in feet 24 more
Total evaluations
76
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (57 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with hypotension upon standing cough 16 more
Total evaluations
58
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (32 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth frequent urination 9 more
Total evaluations
37
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (22 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea disturbing dreams 9 more
Total evaluations
24
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (15 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue dizziness 4 more
Total evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (14 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
16
Treatment name(s)

(Concor Cor)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (7 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea projectile vomiting
Total evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Diovan)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness heartburn 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Atenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
2
  • 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?

  • 44 new patients joined this month
  • 2580 say high blood pressure (hypertension) is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 12
20s 246
30s 1046
40s 2777
50s 6033
60s 6467
70+ 3015

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6311
Female 13456

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6481
Not Diagnosed 162

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