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If you have pulmonary hypertension. Is it a good idea to move to a lower altitude?

If you have pulmonary hypertension. Is it a good idea to move to a lower altitude?

If you have low o2: The risk of higher altitude is lower oxygen in the air. This can lead to further strain and stress on the body and worsen pulmonary hypertension, especially in more advanced disease. Your doctors can check your oxygen levels to see if you are at risk for low oxygen. These levels should be checked with rest, activity and with sleep. If your saturations remain in a safe range you dont need to move. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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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Pulmonary hypertension/ any advantage to move to lower elevation?

Yes: Living above 3500 ftt while also having pulmonary HTN is problematic. The lower oxygen tensions at high altitude constrict the blood vessels in the lung and can make pulmonary htn. Definitely something to review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there good homeopathic treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Danger!: While there is no cure for pah, there are treatments that are effective at both halting or slowing disease progression and improving quality of life. Taking water (the only thing in a homeopathic remedy) is fine is the absence of effective treatments or if the disease is benign. Pah is fatal and has treaments. Take the real thing! ...Read more

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I felt bruit when I touched my left lower neck, last year my echo showed moderate pulmonary hypertension RVSP 43mmHg, is there association?What to do?

Possibly: In the setting of possible pulmonary hypertension, it may be that you are feeling fluid coming back up into your internal jugular vein from the heart. You should see your doctor and discuss the findings. ...Read more

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If you have pulmonary hypertension secondary to sleep apnea, how long did it take to develop?

If you have pulmonary hypertension secondary to sleep apnea, how long did it take to develop?

It's hard to say.: Inadequate sleep prevents the body from healing itself which leads to inflammation in the body. Inflammation is key cause of many health problems like asthma, hypertension, arthritis, and auto-immune disorders, have an obvious inflammatory component. Treating sleep apnea helps to lower systemic inflammation, which might prevent or help remedy some serious health problems. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary hypertension affect men and women at similar rates?

Does pulmonary hypertension affect men and women at similar rates?

Depends on the cause: Assuming you're referring to primary pulmonary hypertension, the female to male ratio is 1.6 to 3.6 to 1, depending on the registry. Females predominate in all registries. ...Read more

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What class of pulmonary hypertension do I have if it was caused by severe pulmonary hypertension?

What class of pulmonary hypertension do I have if it was caused by severe pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary hyperte: Pulmonary hypertension can be primary or secondary, from your question it isn't clear which kind you have or the cause. The severity also isn't clear from your info. ...Read more

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What long term effects of pulmonary hypertension are common?

What long term effects of pulmonary hypertension are common?

Many: The right side of the heart eventually can fail. Current medicines can help manage the disease and early diagnosis can help hold off the complications of the disease. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a bad outcome from primary pulmonary hypertension?

Does anyone have a bad outcome from primary pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: Untreated pulmonary hypertension is a life-threatening condition. Medications have been developed that can improve the condition and the outcome. ...Read more

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I have acute throemboelic pulmonary hypertension and am 2 years post pulmonary endartorectomy. I have had pneumonia 3 times since why is this.

I have acute throemboelic pulmonary hypertension and am 2 years post pulmonary endartorectomy. I have had pneumonia 3 times since why is this.

Unknown: People with pulmonary hypertension are more prone to pneumonia but why you have thromboembolic PAH is anyone's guess. Have you been thoroughly tested for hypercoagulable states? (there are many). Regardless, you need lifetime anticoagulation. Is this accomplished? Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is "persistent pulmonary hypertension?

HIGH BP in the LUNG: Persistant pulmonary HTN means that the the blood pressure in the lung is elevated even during rest. There can be many causes including heart and lung diseases, blood clots in the lung and primary disease of the blood vessel of the lung. It can be difficult to diagnose, sometimes unrecognized for months to years. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain and sometimes dizziness. ...Read more

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Can scleroderma lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Can scleroderma lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: If pulmonary hypertension occurs, it can severely affect quality of life and may cause premature death. Certain types of scleroderma such as limited cutaneous scleroderma are associated with pulmonary hypertension. Other types such as morphea are not. Screening is essential. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension?

What is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension?

PH Treatment : Fda approved treatments include oral endothelin receptor antagonists (eras), ambrisentan and bosentan; oral phosphodiesterase inhibitors, tadalafil and sildenafil; and prostanoids (iloprost, epoprostenol, and treprostinil) that can be delivered via inhalation or by intravenous or subcutaneous infusion. The "best" treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can bisoprolol be used for pulmonary hypertension?

Can bisoprolol be used for pulmonary hypertension?

No: Bisoprolol and its drug class, the beta blockers, are being studied for use in pulmonary hypertension. There isn’t a definite answer on it yet. As of now, while some individual practitioners might feel comfortable prescribing it on the basis of of their own experience, my own assessment is that the majority of evidence does not support the use of bisoprolol for pulmonary hypertension at this time. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for pulmonary hypertension?

Debated: There are multiple medications available to treat pulmonary hypertension. Most of these function to cause vasodilation (relaxation of the blood vessels of the lungs). It is debated which class of medications work best for pulmonary hypertension. I personally feel that combinations of medications seem to be the very best therapy. ...Read more

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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 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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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more