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Review: could High blood pressure cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

We study 209,179 people who have High blood pressure from FDA and social media. Among them, 789 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 1,143,198 patients) can be treated by Lisinopril, Atenolol, Hydrochlorothiazide, Amlodipine Besylate, Metoprolol Tartrate, Norvasc.


Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 116,990 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 208,964 people who have high blood pressure are studied. Among them, 789 (0.38%) have Shingles. They amount to 0.67% of all the 116,932 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 * :


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


Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (189 people, 23.95%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (148 people, 18.76%)
  3. Prophylaxis (130 people, 16.48%)
  4. Pain (130 people, 16.48%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (127 people, 16.10%)
  6. Blood cholesterol increased (121 people, 15.34%)
  7. Depression (96 people, 12.17%)
  8. Hypothyroidism (80 people, 10.14%)
  9. Insomnia (73 people, 9.25%)
  10. Hyperlipidaemia (70 people, 8.87%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Fosamax (202 people, 25.60%)
  2. Aspirin (164 people, 20.79%)
  3. Humira (138 people, 17.49%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (131 people, 16.60%)
  5. Lisinopril (126 people, 15.97%)
  6. Norvasc (124 people, 15.72%)
  7. Diovan (108 people, 13.69%)
  8. Lasix (101 people, 12.80%)
  9. Celebrex (98 people, 12.42%)
  10. Prednisolone (97 people, 12.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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High Blood Pressure is also known as: Blood pressure, Blood pressure - high, Blood pressure increased, HBP, HTN, Hypertension.

Shingles is also known as: Herpes zoster.

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