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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


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Can children get pulmonary hypertension?

Can children get pulmonary hypertension?

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 more

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Could a doctor please give me info on pulmonary hypertension?

Could a doctor please give me info on pulmonary hypertension?

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

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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

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What makes a child get primary pulmonary hypertension?

What makes a child get primary pulmonary hypertension?

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

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How much rest should I get with my pulmonary hypertension?

How much rest should I get with my pulmonary hypertension?

Average: You need to operate within your body's limitations, which are different from person to person and at different stages of the condition. Remain as active as you can be and avoid strenuous exercise. ...Read more

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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

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Could you give me info on pulmonary hypertension?

Could you give me info on pulmonary hypertension?

Narrower question: Could you narrow this down a little - whole books are written on the topic. We'd be glad to try to address a specific concern. ...Read more

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If someone had pulmonary hypertension and shortness of breath at rest would it most likely get worse with exertion?

If someone had pulmonary hypertension and shortness of breath at rest would it most likely get worse with exertion?

Absolutely!: in fact many pts with mild-mod PHTN at rest have severe elevation of pressures with mild to mod activity. The cause of the PHTN needs to be determined and then therapy tailored accordingly. ...Read more

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I have moderate pulmonary hypertension, enlarged heart, what can I expect? What is the prognosis? Please give me your opinion.

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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I get tired when standing for a while& in hot weather+I feel heaviness and bounding heart, I have moderate pulmonary hypertension, can it cause that?

I get tired when standing for a while& in hot weather+I feel heaviness and bounding heart, I have moderate pulmonary hypertension, can it cause that?

Pulmonary HTN: Certainly pulmonary hypertension could cause those kind of symptoms. The bigger question is why does someone who is 19 years old have pulmonary hypertension in the first place? If it is somehow reversible, that would be vital to know. You should see your doctor to examine this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does severe pulmonary hypertension means?

What does severe pulmonary hypertension means?

Very high pressure: "severe pulmonary hypertension" means that the blood pressure in the lungs is very high. This is different than "systemic hypertension, " which is high blood pressure in the vessels of the body. The concept, however, is the same. There are a number of causes of this pulmonary hypertension, and when very severe, it can cause significant disease. This should be followed closely by a specialist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby is having pulmonary hypertension?

How can I tell if my baby is having pulmonary hypertension?

Must see a doctor: Children or infants can usually be diagnosed with pulmonary HTN with the help of echocardiography though a heart catheterization is required to confirm the diagnosis. These tests are done when there is clinical suspicion on the part of the treating physicians. ...Read more

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How to know the cause of my moderate pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary HTN: If confirmed by a catheter study then there is a differential diagnosis list to assess cause,do not smoke,do drugs,avoid amphetamines etc:go and discuss with whoever made the initial diagnosis ...Read more

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Does pulmonary hypertension affect all races at similar rates?

Does pulmonary hypertension affect all races at similar rates?

Complicated: I'm assuming you're referring to idiopathic or primary pulmonary hypertension? I don't think there has ever been a world wide study - most studies include a registry in their own country, so i don't think the answer to your question is known. There are genetic factors so the incidence may well be different in different races. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Burger
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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. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more