A 33-year-old female asked:
Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension looks to be a pretty rare disease? Is this true? I was looking up numbers online. How many people in us have it?
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale answered
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Fortunately yes: I had a patient who had a genetically determined defect in her brainstem that affected her automatic breathing. Pulmonary hypertension was found in studying her case. Thus this disease may involve brain metabolism at least in some cases. I do not have statistics on its occurrence.
Answered on Jul 13, 2013
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