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i am experiencing severe leg edema, is this a common symptom of pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Donald Elton
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It can be: Edema can result from right sided heart failure but there are many other causes including left heart failure, venous obstruction, inflammation, and other causes as well. All edema needs an evaluation and explanation however.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Possibly: It can also be due to right heart disease because of lung disease or blood clots or because of primary heart disease. Sometimes certain blood pressure meds can cause severe edema as well as kidney disease.
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
PH and Heart Failure: High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure. One of the manifestations is leg edema.

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