Hypotension

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What is hypotension?

Chronic hypotension rarely exists as more than a symptom and for some people low blood pressure may be normal. For others, abnormally low blood pressure can result in inadequate blood flow to the brain and other vital organs that occurs because of an acute medical event or medical condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with hypotension

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 hypotension

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
hypotension (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(ProAmatine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
hypotension (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)

Data from patients with hypotension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hypotension

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypotension (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fluid retention weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
hypotension (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty waking up drowsiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(ProAmatine)
Perceived effectiveness
for hypotension (2 evaluations)
Side effects
goosebumps narrow pulse pressure 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
hypotension (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hypotension, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hypotension on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 36
30s 42
40s 59
50s 57
60s 40
70+ 18
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 30
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 20
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 1
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 42
Female 213

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 120
Not Diagnosed 28

These charts show data from hypotension patients who have completed their condition history
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