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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?
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
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 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
If someone had pulmonary hypertension and shortness of breath at rest would it most likely get worse with exertion?
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
Is there a link between Idiopathic Intercranial hypertension & pulmonary hypertension? When my IIH is bad, I get undiagnosable chest pains and cough.
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
Is it good for a person that has pulmonary hypertension with right heart failure to be in excessive heat? And get on roller coaster rides?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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