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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

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 pulmonary hypertension be improved by adopting a healthy diet

Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by adopting a healthy diet

Possibly : Healthy diet and lifestyle will help, but not likely to cure the disorder. Read: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/livingwith.html ...Read more

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Can a pulmonary embolism be caused by being overweight?

Can a pulmonary embolism be caused by being overweight?

YES: Increased weight can cause impaired blood return from the venous system of the legs or pelvis where clots can form and then migrate to the lung as a pulmonary embolism. Obesity may also impair heart function also increasing the risk for pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Can exercise induced wheezing without asthma potentially be be caused by pulmonary hypertension? I have a small LA and LV and abormal septal motion

Can exercise induced wheezing without asthma potentially be be caused by pulmonary hypertension? I have a small LA and LV and abormal septal motion

Mgt and workup: I agree that an asthma follow up appointment should be made, but your cardiac history also warrants further evaluation. If there is fluid around the airway, this may mimic asthma. A virtual appointment with EMR can be booked at Healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYPHZ ...Read more

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Can borderline pulmonary hypertension be reversed with weight loss?

Can borderline pulmonary hypertension be reversed with weight loss?

Yes: Depends truly upon the cause of the ph and thee are many. But ifyou are obese and have obstructive sleep apnea too, this might be the reason. Losing weight, if obese is always a good idea for life. Do it. ...Read more

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Can a clotting disorder be reversed by weight loss and exercise?

Can a clotting disorder be reversed by weight loss and exercise?

No: You may help control your risk of thrombosis by maintaining a good weight and staying active, but most clotting disorders are genetic and you can't cure yourself this way. I'm glad you're eager to make the effort. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Most likely: There is a greater risk of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) with obesity which can then lead to pulmonary hypertension. If you lose the weight, osa will improve in a number of individuals and possibly resolving the pulmonary hypertension as well. ...Read more

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Can congestive heart failure be corrected through diet and exercise as well as weight loss?

Can congestive heart failure be corrected through diet and exercise as well as weight loss?

Heart failure: Heart failure means that the heart is not pumping effectively enough to meet the body's needs. There are many reasons this happens, including heart attacks, valve problems, and heart muscle diseases. The treatment depends on the cause. Some kinds of HF are entirely reversible, and others are not but can be improved with the right meds, diet, and treatments. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary hypertension be diagnosed through echo?

Can pulmonary hypertension be diagnosed through echo?

Yes: Echo is a non invasive way to diagnose pulmonary hypertension. It is use very frequently - other options include catheterization of the heart to measure pressure within the lung blood vessels/vasculature. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Can pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Possibly: FDA approved treatments include oral, inhaled and infusion medications. These treatments widen lung blood vessels and ease the symptoms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). ...Read more

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Can heart blockages be successfully treated with meds, exercise and a heart-healthy diet?

Can heart blockages  be successfully treated with meds, exercise and a heart-healthy diet?

No: Once a blood vessel gets bstructed the reversal process it s almost impossible. There is a remodeling taking place in the vessel lumen that can lead to recanalization but not very often.. Usually the ischemic changes dont allow the remodelling process to take place in a timely fashion manner. But exercise and diet can prevent further blockages. ...Read more

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How can blood pressure be affected by asthma?

How can blood pressure be affected by asthma?

Not much: In a well controlled asthmatic, blood pressure should not be effected. During an asthma flare, one could see an increase in bp. ...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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Can thyroid issues be caused by a sedentary lifestyle?

Can thyroid issues be caused by a sedentary lifestyle?

No: Thyroid disease is usually autoimmune disease. Sedentary life style causes decinditioning, weakness and weight gain but not thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Can pressure on your heart be caused by anxiety?

Can pressure on your heart be caused by anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety/panic attacks type of disorders can present with pressure type of chest pain mostly accompany with symptoms like rapid heart beating, nausea, near fainting, headaches, sweating, persisting and severe worry or fear in situations where normal people won't feel threatening, irritability, restlessness, trouble concentrating, trouble concentrating. Good to r/o other conditions too. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary thrombiosis be discovered by spirometry?

Can pulmonary thrombiosis be discovered by spirometry?

No : Results of spirometry and the clinical presentation may certainly make your doctor think of pulmonary embolism. Certain blood tests may add to the possibility. But an spirometry is not a test one thinks or performs initially when considering pulmonary embolism as a diagnosis. Ct angiography is the best confirmatory test, followed by a VQ scan. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary emboli be caused by stress?

Could pulmonary emboli be caused by stress?

No: Stress is not one of the causes of pulmonary embolism. Most embolisms originate in the legs (90%) and some originate in the arms (10-15%). Main causes include immobility, oral contraceptives, hip/knee surgery, right heart dysfunction, cancer and inheritable/genetic abnormalities. Stress causes a lot of medical conditions but embolism is not one of them. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

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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 ...Read more