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Review: could High blood pressure cause Personality change?

Summary: Personality change could be caused by High blood pressure, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also have Smoking cessation therapy, and take Chantix.

We study 207,792 people who have High blood pressure from FDA and social media. Among them, 115 have Personality change. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 207,714 people who have high blood pressure are studied. Among them, 115 (0.06%) have Personality Change. They amount to 0.53% of all the 21,555 people who have Personality Change on eHealthMe.

Trend of Personality change in high blood pressure reports

Gender of people who have high blood pressure and experienced Personality change * :

Personality change52.41%47.59%

Age of people who have high blood pressure and experienced Personality change * :

Personality change0.00%0.00%0.68%0.00%6.80%7.48%42.86%42.86%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Personality change20.00%60.00%20.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (38 people, 33.04%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (22 people, 19.13%)
  3. Depression (17 people, 14.78%)
  4. Constipation (13 people, 11.30%)
  5. Mental disorder (12 people, 10.43%)
  6. Diabetes mellitus (12 people, 10.43%)
  7. Blood cholesterol increased (12 people, 10.43%)
  8. Hypercholesterolaemia (11 people, 9.57%)
  9. Hyperlipidaemia (11 people, 9.57%)
  10. Anxiety (11 people, 9.57%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Chantix (37 people, 32.17%)
  2. Simvastatin (34 people, 29.57%)
  3. Atenolol (24 people, 20.87%)
  4. Aspirin (22 people, 19.13%)
  5. Enalapril maleate (17 people, 14.78%)
  6. Hydrochlorothiazide (16 people, 13.91%)
  7. Ramipril (15 people, 13.04%)
  8. Seroquel (12 people, 10.43%)
  9. Rhinocort (12 people, 10.43%)
  10. Omeprazole (11 people, 9.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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