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What's the difference between regular hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

What's the difference between regular hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

Lung vs body: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is when there is an increase in pressure in the pulmonary circulation, leading to shortness of breath, regular hypertnesion is when there is an increase in the blood pressure in the arteries thoughout the rest of the body. ...Read more

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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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How is pulmonary hypertension vs. Regular hypertension?

How is pulmonary hypertension vs. Regular hypertension?

Very different: Pulmonary hypertension is high pressure in the lungs and associated with chest pain, shortness of breath and fainting spells. Essential or systemic hypertension is different and is high pressure in blood vessels outside of the lungs. It can cause headaches, cheat pain but usually no fainting spells. ...Read more

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What is the difference between arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

What is the difference between arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

Peripheral vs Lung: Systemic arterial hypertension or just regular hypertension is elevated pressure in aorta or peripheral circulation (arms, legs). Pulmonary hypertension is elevated pressure in the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. Pulmonary hypertension usually has different causes, prognosis and much different treatment than systemic arterial hypertension. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema?

Whats the difference between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema?

Holes vs. airway: Emphysema is a disease of progressive destruction of lung tissue, resulting in lungs that look like swiss cheese. COPD can result from emphysema (due to loss of airway elasticity), but is primarily a disease of airway collapse when breathing out - leading to air trapping in the lung and difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

What's the difference between hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

One is in the lungs: Our blood pressure generally averages around 120/80 although lower is not necessarily bad. When it gets to 130/90 and above this is considered hypertension. The normal pressure in the arteries in the lungs is 25/15 because the right side of the heart only has to push blood through the lungs, not the whole body. When this pressure gets above 35/20 it's pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Pulmonary artery disease and Pulmonary artery hypertension?

Is there a difference between Pulmonary artery disease and Pulmonary artery hypertension?

Terminology: pulmonary artery disease is a vague term that may relate to any abnormal process in the pulmonary arterial system, however, pulmonary arterial hypertension is a very specific disorder that is defined by an elevated mean pulmonary arterial pressure, a normal wedge pressure, and an elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. these are measured by doing a right heart catherization. ...Read more

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Is there difference between pulmonary artery hypertension and RVSP? If so, is there difference in severity? my echo showed RVSP42.57 mmHg, why?

Is there difference between pulmonary artery hypertension and RVSP? If so, is there difference in severity? my echo showed RVSP42.57 mmHg, why?

Yes. Need expert.: RVSP is a sign- or rather a calculation based on an echocardiogram. By itself, it doesn't mean anything. PAH is a medical condition characterized by high pressures in the pulmonary vessels. While symptom severity correlates with pressr, RVSP is calculated (estimated) & not directly measured. PAH is diagnosed based on symptoms & pressure readings on right heart catheterization. Use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary hypertension, if there is a difference?

What is the difference between pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary hypertension, if there is a difference?

Pulmonary: Briefly pulmonary venous congestion is one cause of pulmonary hypertension , pulmonary hypertension has multiple causes. Pulmonary venous congestion is a sign of something wrong with the heart. ...Read more

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What. Is antihypertensive of choice in interstitial lung disease with mild pulmonary hypertension?

What. Is antihypertensive of choice in interstitial lung disease with mild pulmonary hypertension?

Several choices: In the absence of other heart problems i would tend to try amlodipine in someone with high blood pressure and mild pulmonary hypertension. However many other medications such as acei or arb, beta blockers, Diltiazem or diuretics could also be appropriate. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What the difference between a pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism?

What the difference between a pulmonary edema and  pulmonary embolism?

Difference...: Pulmonary edema is excess fluid in the lungs whereas pulmonary embolus is a blood clot in the pulmonary vascular system. They are very different but a pulmonary embolus is one of the many, many causes of pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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What is the difference between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disorders overall?

What is the difference between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disorders overall?

Lung disease : As an analogy, consider your lungs to be balloons. In a restrictive lung disease the rubber is so thick it's difficult to get air into it to expand it. With obstructive lung disease the part you blow into is too small so that it is difficult to get air out of the balloon efficiently. For detailed answer. http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/physio/vlab/resp/lungdiseases_n.htm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism?

What is the difference between a pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism?

Another thought: The formation of a clot in the lung may originate in the lung as well. If there is underlying lung disease or cardiac disease, then these are risk factors potentially for the formation of an embolism. ...Read more

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Difference between bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema in terms of lung?

Difference between bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema in terms of lung?

Difference...: Asthma is characterized by recurrent, reversible airway obstruction. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are both forms of COPD and are characterized by irreversible airway obstruction usually caused by smoking. Now, COPD patients can also have a reversible airway obstruction component and asthmatics can develop an irreversible component over time so there is overlap in this definition. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lung cancer and emphysema?

What's the difference between lung cancer and emphysema?

COPD versus cancer: In emphysema the air sacs of the lung (alveoli) are damaged. The result is the lung "traps air in the damaged sacs and it becomes hard to exhale. The lung becomes over inflated. Breathing (getting oxygen in and carbon dioxide out) are progressively harder. In lung cancer a cell is damaged and can not regulate its growth, ( ie becomes cancerous) with tumor formation. Both are linked to smoking. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between pulmonary edema and sinus congestion?

Lungs vs nose: Pulmonary edema is "wet lungs." this is usually related to congestive heart failure. Sinus congestion is related to nasal stuffiness and sinus blockage. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between chronic bronchitis and emphysema outcome?

Varies: Both chronic bronchitis and emphysema are chronic, progressive diseases that respond favorably to smoking cessation. However, how an individual sufferer will do is best predicted by knowing family and smoking history, severity of the lung disease, how the disease has affected th heart, the patients overall conditioning, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between smoking marijuana and proteinurea. Any differences when consumed instead?

Is there a connection between smoking marijuana and proteinurea. Any differences when consumed instead?

No: There is no known effect of cannabis on causing kidney injury and proteinuria. However, one thing to keep in mind is that when you use street drugs, you do not really know everything that is in it - including contaminants like pesticides. The newer synthetic cannabis products (k2 and spice etc.) however have produced kidney damage and worse. ...Read more

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What's the differance in bronchiectasis vs asthma COPD emphasima. What there similarities between the other disease's. I can't stop coughing at night?

What's the differance in bronchiectasis vs asthma COPD emphasima. What there similarities between the other disease's. I can't stop coughing at night?

Complicated: Bronchiectasis is due to chronic infection damaging the ends of bronchioles and creating a haven for chronic infection. Asthma is due to reactive airway disease making it difficult to get air out. COPD is a complex process and can involve emphysema and brochiectasis. See your doctor to figure out why you are coughing. Without more info cannot diagnose this. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more