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
235
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cozaar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
108
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
96
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
96
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Tried for
pain (69) anxious mood (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Tried for
pain (75)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
65
Tried for
anxious mood (65)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
62
Tried for
depressed mood (54) pain (12)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
60

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) (103 evaluations)
Side effects
cough dry cough 23 more
Total evaluations
117
Treatment name(s)

(Norvasc)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (133 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness lightheadedness 38 more
Total evaluations
140
Treatment name(s)

(Cozaar)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (60 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness cough 11 more
Total evaluations
61
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrochlorot)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (63 evaluations)
Side effects
frequent urination dry mouth 17 more
Total evaluations
74
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (58 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea disturbing dreams 18 more
Total evaluations
62
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (66 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness weight gain 28 more
Total evaluations
78
Tried for
pain (69) anxious mood (8)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (54 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness drowsiness 11 more
Total evaluations
55
Tried for
pain (75)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (45 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness tiredness 15 more
Total evaluations
46
Tried for
anxious mood (65)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (58 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog weight gain 17 more
Total evaluations
68
Tried for
depressed mood (54) pain (12)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for high blood pressure (hypertension) (29 evaluations)
Side effects
asthma daytime sleepiness 7 more
Total evaluations
40
  • 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 254
30s 1103
40s 2896
50s 5200
60s 4644
70+ 1757

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4733
Female 11251

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6233
Not Diagnosed 156

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