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What's the difference between regular hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Ted King
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Lung vs body: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is when there is an increase in pressure in the pulmonary circulation, leading to shortness of breath, regular hypertnesion is when there is an increase in the blood pressure in the arteries thoughout the rest of the body.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See below: Hypertension loosly refers to high blood pressure of any cause, but usually the routine high blood pressure in all arteries in the body. Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery, vein or capillaries and can be caused by disease in the lung, sleep apnea, blood clots in the lung, or direct disease of the arteries themselves (primary pulmonary hypertension).
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 28 years experience
Peripheral vs Lung: Systemic arterial hypertension or just regular hypertension is elevated pressure in aorta or peripheral circulation (arms, legs). Pulmonary hypertension is elevated pressure in the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. Pulmonary hypertension usually has different causes, prognosis and much different treatment than systemic arterial hypertension.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How is pulmonary hypertension vs. Regular hypertension?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Very different: Pulmonary hypertension is high pressure in the lungs and associated with chest pain, shortness of breath and fainting spells. Essential or systemic hypertension is different and is high pressure in blood vessels outside of the lungs. It can cause headaches, cheat pain but usually no fainting spells.
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A 35-year-old male asked:

Difference between pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary atrial hypertension?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pah: They are the same, you mean pulmonary arterial hypertension. It is high blood pressure in the lung circulation. It needs to be evaluated and treard.
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A 74-year-old male asked about a 91-year-old male:

What is the difference between pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary hypertension, if there is a difference?

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Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
Pulmonary: Briefly pulmonary venous congestion is one cause of pulmonary hypertension , pulmonary hypertension has multiple causes. Pulmonary venous congestion is a sign of something wrong with the heart.

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