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Does Exercise Make Better Or Worse Pulmonary Hypertension
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
Having all the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension. My breathlessness got worse and my airways feel constricted can I do anything to treat it at home?
Breathless: Hi NadiaM, first off, usually pulmonary hypertension is a consequence of a lung disease. There are cases where it is the primary cause, but not as common as the other. At your age, It would be more likely that you are suffering from asthma, allergies, or illness. You will likely need to see your doctor. They will likely get lung tests, xray, and an echocardiogram to check your lung pressures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone had pulmonary hypertension and shortness of breath at rest would it most likely get worse with exertion?
With Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hypertension, what is the statistical shortening of lifespan? all data just talks about untreated PHTN
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which calcium channel blocker is most effective for severe raynauds, digital ischemia and exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension? I take 7.5 mg amlodipine but now wondering if diltiazem was better.
Unsure. But: You can always try and see which one works best for you, with the support of you doc. There are many issues that vary the results among different calcium blockers including different absorption and metabolism from a patient to another. We usually use amlodipine but you can tell better if Diltiazem feels more effective for you. Would discuss with my doc regarding a possible switch trial. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High BP in the lung: The pressure in the blood vessels of the lung is increased in pulmonary htn. Causes can include heart disease, disease of the lung and primary disease of the blood vessel of the lung. The symptoms are mainly shortness of breath but can also include chest pain and dizziness. The disease can go unrecognized for some time before its diagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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