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Fatigue And Pulmonary Hypertension
PH symptoms: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Idiopathic pah has no known cause. Symptoms are non-specific and often include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, light headedness, and even exertional fainting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
PH Risks: Common symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (ph) include breathlessness, chest pain, dizziness, chronic fatigue, edema (leg swelling), light-headedness or fainting at rest or with exercise, and dry cough. In severe cases, right heart failure may develop resulting in death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Breathing probs.: Breathing problems worse with exercise and activities. Short of breath with activity; fainting, feeling short of breath when active; more tired than ususal, chest pain, blue lips, hands/feet-"cyanosis", and edema of legs. Go to your doctor for a listening your ex premie's heart. An echocardiogram/ekg would also be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Only when the pulmonary hypertension causes the right ventricle to dilate (enlarge) does heart failure occur. This type of failure may affect the right side of the heart causing increased leg swelling, fluid buildup in the abdomen and elevation of liver enzymes. If the swelling of the right heart becomes severe it can affect the function of the left side of the heart and cause pulmonary edema. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are symptoms of Pulmonary hypertension? Would I need an inhaler if I had it? Would tachycardia be a symptom? How is it diagnosed?
Common symptoms: are shortness of breath, fatigue, cough, chest pain, ankle swelling or fainting. Elevated heart rates may or may not been seen. Remember there are many causes of pulmonary hypertension, treatment depends on the cause. Diagnosis involves many tests but often sounds studies of the heart(transthoracic echocardiograms) and catheterization to measure blood vessel pressures are utilized. ...Read more
How to tell if hypertension is pulmonary hypertension or something else. Have mild weakness and shortness of breath but nothing major. Not very active?
PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is quite different from systemic hypertension which is assessed by cuff pressure in your arm. You should check with your physician to determine which you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unrelated: Pulmonary hypertension is increase in the pulmonary artery pressure, resulting in shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, cough, and may have ankle swelling. Cramping in leg muscles is seen with venous incompetence often associated with ankle swelling. The two different disease process can cause ankle swelling, and that may contribute to the cramping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im being checked for pulmonary hypertension as well. Is tht caused by clot history or lupus? I have so many test coming ana, dsdna, sleep o2 level
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