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
3047
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1822
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
871
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1653
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1330
Treatment name(s)

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

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
534
Treatment name(s)

(Atenol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
501
Treatment name(s)

(Concor Cor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
176
Treatment name(s)

(Diovan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
143

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) (68 evaluations)
Side effects
cough dry cough 21 more
Total evaluations
82
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (61 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness swelling in feet 20 more
Total evaluations
66
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 7 more
Total evaluations
35
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (19 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea disturbing dreams 9 more
Total evaluations
21
Treatment name(s)

(Coreg)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (13 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (12 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

(Atenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Concor Cor)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Diovan)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (8 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness heartburn 1 more
Total evaluations
8
  • 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?

  • 35 new patients joined this month
  • 2625 say high blood pressure (hypertension) is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 13
20s 234
30s 1027
40s 2750
50s 6018
60s 6540
70+ 3158

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6372
Female 13545

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6532
Not Diagnosed 163

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