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Review: could High blood pressure cause Shingles?

Summary: Shingles could be caused by High blood pressure, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Osteoporosis, and take Fosamax.

We study 207,855 people who have High blood pressure from FDA and social media. Among them, 788 have Shingles (Herpes zoster). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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High blood pressure

High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,136,509 patients) is typically treated by Lisinopril, Atenolol, Amlodipine Besylate, Diovan, Hydrochlorothiazide, Metoprolol Tartrate.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 115,372 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 207,792 people who have high blood pressure are studied. Among them, 788 (0.38%) have Shingles. They amount to 0.68% of all the 115,328 people who have Shingles on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shingles in high blood pressure reports

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

FemaleMale
Shingles66.67%33.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.91%0.00%1.72%3.43%27.07%66.97%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shingles0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (189 people, 23.98%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (148 people, 18.78%)
  3. Prophylaxis (130 people, 16.50%)
  4. Pain (130 people, 16.50%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (127 people, 16.12%)
  6. Blood cholesterol increased (121 people, 15.36%)
  7. Depression (96 people, 12.18%)
  8. Hypothyroidism (80 people, 10.15%)
  9. Insomnia (73 people, 9.26%)
  10. Hyperlipidaemia (70 people, 8.88%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Fosamax (202 people, 25.63%)
  2. Aspirin (164 people, 20.81%)
  3. Humira (138 people, 17.51%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (131 people, 16.62%)
  5. Lisinopril (126 people, 15.99%)
  6. Norvasc (124 people, 15.74%)
  7. Diovan (107 people, 13.58%)
  8. Lasix (101 people, 12.82%)
  9. Celebrex (98 people, 12.44%)
  10. Prednisolone (97 people, 12.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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