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Does loosing weight reverse pulmonary hypertension?

Does loosing weight reverse pulmonary hypertension?

Obesity and PH: There may be some association between obesity and pulmonary hypertension (ph). Conversely, dietary suppressants have been demonstrated to cause ph. Regardless, losing weight generally improves your breathing if your overweight. Discuss the best approach with your doctor. ...Read more

Lifting Heavy Objects (Definition)

Generally, women who are pregnant may continue to work during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver, while others may need to cut back on their work schedule or stop completely before their due date. Whether you can work during your pregnancy or not depends on your health, the health of the baby, and the type of job that you have. Here are some factors to consider: * Heavy lifting: If your job requires heavy lifting, standing, or walking, your doctor may recommend that you work fewer hours a day. This is especially true as you get closer ...Read more


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How could I lose weight with pulmonary hypertension, my exercising is limited due to severe breathing problem?

How could I lose weight with pulmonary hypertension, my exercising is limited due to severe breathing problem?

Pulmonary rehab: Most hospitals have a pulmonary rehab program. These are exercise programs monitored by a pulmonary physician . The patient are exercised with respiratory therapist present to teach breathing techniques and adjust oxygen. ...Read more

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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 losing weight reverse "mild" pulmonary hypertension? I had an echo done and this was the diagnosis and I was told lose weight only.

Can losing weight reverse "mild" pulmonary hypertension? I had an echo done and this was the diagnosis and I was told lose weight only.

It can't hurt!: Improving your 'fitness' can't hurt - a moderate, balanced healthy diet, exercise, adequate rest, etc may resolve the problem. But it'd be wise to check for changes. Ask for a fuller explanation or find another provider who will follow-up and take steps if you are not successful. Don't worry. Unlike fitness, that can hurt! Press for more assistance: a plan for you and for the doctor. Best wishes ...Read more

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15*18mm asd child also develop pulmonary hypertension 30 to 35 mmhg. When should we go for asd closure right now child is 2 year old weight 11 kg.

15*18mm asd child also develop pulmonary hypertension 30 to 35 mmhg. When should we go for asd closure right now child is 2 year old weight 11 kg.

Anytime: Discuss with your pediatric cardiologist and pediatric cardiac surgeon. They are the ones that can advise you about the timing of your childs surgery. ...Read more

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Took phentermine for a few months 3+ years ago, lost weight, kept it off. Worried about pulmonary hypertension, would this have already shown up?

Took phentermine for a few months 3+ years ago, lost weight, kept it off. Worried about pulmonary hypertension, would this have already shown up?

No: That is diagnosed by a cardiologist doing a catheterization study on you. It is not a study lightly to be done. He would probably first want to do an echocardiographic study to study the internal structure of the papillary muscles in your heart which developed problems in the past when this drug was prescribed for weight loss. You should talk to a good cardiologist about this issue. ...Read more

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Please answer this, with pulmonary hypertension what can I do to relieve the heavy pressure on my chest, c-pap makes my lungs hurt + causes pressure?

Please answer this, with pulmonary hypertension what can I do to relieve the heavy pressure on my chest, c-pap makes my lungs hurt + causes pressure?

Medications: This is a complex issue. I'm guessing here that your pulmonary HTN is due to sleep apnea. Your CPAP pressure might need to be adjusted, maybe masked changed. Depending on your condition's severity, you might need certain medications to lower pressure in your lungs. If overweight, i would strongly suggest mild to moderate exercise with targeted weight loss thru diet. ...Read more

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My brain hurts my mom went from severe CHF and diabetic to now pulmonary hypertension but still can't bare weight or walk... Grrrrrrr I need to marry a doctor so he can explain these things to me?

My brain hurts my mom went from severe CHF and diabetic to now pulmonary hypertension but still can't bare weight or walk... Grrrrrrr I need to marry a doctor so he can explain these things to me?

Complicated: Your mother has a set of conditions that often occurr together and depending on the severity of the problems, can be debilitating. If you are going to marry a doctor to solve this problem, make sure he is a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can children get pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: Sometimes there are congenital cardiac defects that can cause pulmonary hypertension even in newborns. While rare, a pulmonary embolism can cause acquired pah in a child. Primary pah can occur in the teen years. Secondary pH can occur with lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


Dr. Charles Burger
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Pulmonary Hypertension (Definition)

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