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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can the stress increase pulmonary hypertension? can also walking & daily activity increase it? my rvsp 42.57

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Underlying condition: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) occurs as a result of heart problems (secondary PAH) or intrinsic lung diseases (Primary PAH, or PPH). Stress, walking & activity, depending on how those are defined, can affect the underlying condition but shouldn't directly affect the pressure. Your walking & activity will be limited due to PAH because that is a symptom of PAH. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD.
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