Top
20
Doctor insights on: Are There Any Effective Alternative Treatments For Pulmonary Hypertension

Share
1

1
Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

No: None proven. It is not an easy condition to treat. It is serious and potentially fatal. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Krishna Kumar
323 doctors shared insights

Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


2

2
Are there good homeopathic treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Danger!: While there is no cure for pah, there are treatments that are effective at both halting or slowing disease progression and improving quality of life. Taking water (the only thing in a homeopathic remedy) is fine is the absence of effective treatments or if the disease is benign. Pah is fatal and has treaments. Take the real thing! ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
3

3
What is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension that is responding poorly to medication?

What is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension that is responding poorly to medication?

Pulmonary hypertensi: There are a variety of causes for pulmonary hypertension. The treatments for each are not all the same. Even knowing the 'cause' of a case of pulmonary hypertension, the appropriate therapy may not always be effective. Discussing with the treating physician is the best first step. Referral to a Pulmonary hypertension specialty center may be needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What is the treatment for primary pulmonary hypertension?

What is the treatment for primary pulmonary hypertension?

Vasodilator meds: Treatment of primary pulmonary htn, meaning disease of the pulmonary artery itself, includes medications to lower the BP of the lung blood vessels. The class of meds include prostanoids, endothelin receptor antagonists and phosphodiesterase inhibitors. All of these medication dilated the blood vessel in the lung and lower the pressure. Other medications can include blood thinners and diuretics. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What is the treatment of pulmonary hypertension in neonates?

What is the treatment of pulmonary hypertension in neonates?

Pulmonary HTN: Treatment of pulmonary hypertension in young children involves treating or reversing the cause which may involve surgery to close congenital heart issues or treating lung disease. ...Read more

6

6
I have moderate pulmonary hypertension. What treatment will help my sob besides oxygen.

I have moderate pulmonary hypertension.  What treatment will help my sob besides oxygen.

Depends : It depends on the cause of your pulmonary hypertension. There are multiple medications that are now available to treat the many causes. It would be best to see a pulmonary HTN expert in your area. You can search online to for the pah center in you area. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension?

What is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension?

PH Treatment : Fda approved treatments include oral endothelin receptor antagonists (eras), ambrisentan and bosentan; oral phosphodiesterase inhibitors, tadalafil and sildenafil; and prostanoids (iloprost, epoprostenol, and treprostinil) that can be delivered via inhalation or by intravenous or subcutaneous infusion. The "best" treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Whats the best treatment for pulmonary hypertension?

Debated: There are multiple medications available to treat pulmonary hypertension. Most of these function to cause vasodilation (relaxation of the blood vessels of the lungs). It is debated which class of medications work best for pulmonary hypertension. I personally feel that combinations of medications seem to be the very best therapy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can pulmonary hypertension get better without treatment?

Can pulmonary hypertension get better without treatment?

No: Without treatment, the condition is life-threatening. There are many factors that influence survival such as age, sex, presence of heart failure, etc. Thus, it is best not to make a general statement about prognosis before a thorough evaluation. Some keys to survival are early diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
What are your treatment options for pulmonary hypertension?

What are your treatment options for pulmonary hypertension?

Many: There are many different causes of pulmonary hypertension and various treatments. Surgery can be an option if it is due to clots in the pulmonary arteries. In addition, oral medications, inhaled medications, or continuous 24 hour medications can be given under the skin or into an IV line. Finally, lung transplant is an option if a patient qualifies and their pulmonary hypertension is progressing. ...Read more

11

11
Can you please suggest treatment for pulmonary hypertension?

Can you please suggest treatment for pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary htn: Pulmonary hypertension is a serious problem with serious treatments depending on the causation. It is best managed by physicians specializing in its treatment. New treatments for some of the primary causes are appearing but if you have pulmonary hypertension its best you seek specialized attention for diagnosis and treatment. General answers here can't cover the problem. ...Read more

12

12
Does all pulmonary hypertension necessarily progress without treatment?That depends on what?I have moderate pulmonary hypertension&I will check again

Varaible: course can be quite variable. Avoid dairy products, /? be on anticoagulant, ? use Cialis type med + a moderate dose (at least) statin. Discuss wi your specialist. HRS, MD, FACC www.thepmc.org ...Read more

13

13
Can borderline pulmonary hypertension reverse itself? My RSVP numbers go up and down, but rest of echo is normal. Is treatment/ precautions needed?

Pulmonary: hypertension is not usually a borderline or fluctuating diagnosis. In addition, the Right sided pressures are often significantly influenced by the hydration status of the patient. You need to discuss these concerns with your health care provider who has all of your health history available to determine if this is something significant for you or not. ...Read more

14

14
Can primary pulmonary hypertension appear/disappear without treatment? 3 yr. at ca. 40 mmHg> down 1 yr. ca. 25> up 1 yr. 45> now down ca. 25 -by echo

Can primary pulmonary hypertension appear/disappear without treatment? 3 yr. at ca. 40 mmHg> down 1 yr. ca. 25> up 1 yr. 45> now down ca. 25 -by echo

Two variables: The disease process depends on heart and lungs. The measuring process... depends on machine, operator, and interpretor. So it is possible. So also other associated disease and medications play a role. ...Read more

16

16
What is the treatment for someone who has severe pulmonary hypertension, especially in an elderly person who has COPD and pulmonary oedema? Would a diuretic and frusemide spray be likely to be enough?

Pulmonary HBP: The answer to your question is too long to give in the space allowed. Go to this link for a full description of the problem and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/treatment.Html. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What medicines are most effective against pulmonary hypertension?

What medicines are most effective against pulmonary hypertension?

Several types : There are several types of pulmonary hypertension and to some extent there is a difference in the likelihood of medication success between types. When a clotting problem is related then blood thinners can help. When left heart or congenital heart disease is the cause there are other treatments. For primary pulmonary hypertension there are other classes of drugs. The type suggests the medicine. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Which calcium channel blocker is most effective for severe raynauds, digital ischemia and exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension? I take 7.5 mg amlodipine but now wondering if diltiazem was better.

Unsure. But: You can always try and see which one works best for you, with the support of you doc. There are many issues that vary the results among different calcium blockers including different absorption and metabolism from a patient to another. We usually use amlodipine but you can tell better if Diltiazem feels more effective for you. Would discuss with my doc regarding a possible switch trial. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by exercising?

Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by exercising?

Not usually: It may help with the stamina, but it is unlikely to affect the disease process itself. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
Could pulmonary hypertension get better with exercise?

Could pulmonary hypertension get better with exercise?

Caution: If you have pulmonary hypertension, you might pass out with exercise. Exercise alone is not likely to improve pulmonary hypertension unless it is due to conditions such as obesity, arterial hypertension, or sleep apnea. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Charles Burger
301 doctors shared insights

Pulmonary Hypertension (Definition)

Elevated blood pressure in the lungs that can be a primary problem or due to other causes. The right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs and if the blood pressure in the lungs is elevated, the right side of the heart can fail. Pulmonary hypertension can be difficult to diagnose and usually requires echocardiography ...Read more


Dr. Gerald Mandell
1 doctor shared a insight

Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more