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Can Get Gerd Give You Pulmonary Hypertension
Im 35, was diagnosis w/ refractory asthma, distal bronchomalacia & gerd. Pulmonary hypertension was seen on ct. Should i worry about this / see a cardio dr?
Pulmonary hypertension is elevated blood pressure in the lungs and can be a primary problem or due to other causes. The right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs and if the BP in the lungs is elevated, the right side of the heart can often fail over time. Pulmonary hypertension can be difficult to diagnose and usually requires echocardiography ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes there are congenital cardiac defects that can cause pulmonary hypertension even in newborns. While rare, a pulmonary embolism can cause acquired pah in a child. Primary pah can occur in the teen years. Secondary pH can occur with lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: I had a patient with a failure of normal breathing control in brainstem .She had pulmonary hypertension. Thus, i think that enters into the causative mechanism.It may sound strange when i say that it could be something as simple as viamin b1 deficiency, particularly if he craves sugar. I doubt very much that the doc in charge will take that seriously! ...Read more
PAH: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is a rare and a serious illness, affects the arteries of the lungs. The vessels became narrow, it makes the heart to work harder to push the blood throughout the lungs. As the disease progress, it leads to the right sided heart failure. There are several causes of PAH: idiopathic ( or unknown), hereditary, connective tissue diseases, drugs, toxins,infections. ...Read more
I have moderate pulmonary hypertension, enlarged heart, what can I expect? What is the prognosis? Please give me your opinion.
Need more info: Pulm HTN is a complex syndrome, and it can be the result of a number of diseases, or it can be "idiopathic". Given your age and gender, a lot of things are potentially treatable, but you likely need more evaluation. You need a lung doc. I don't know of any in athens, but i know several in zanesville. I could also see you in columbus, if you were willing to make the trip. ...Read more
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