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Pulmonary Hypertension Cough
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
Help please? What is medicine for dry cough , patient is suffering from primary pulmonary hypertension?
Is there a link between Idiopathic Intercranial hypertension & pulmonary hypertension? When my IIH is bad, I get undiagnosable chest pains and cough.
Are the elderly with COPD & pulmonary hypertension & clot in the leg prone to cough? How can cough be avoided?
Can an elderly with copd, pulmonary hypertension, blood clot in leg take cough syrup for her cough?
Yes: Yes, if your doctor prescribed it for you. He/she already factored in all of your problems and medications you are currently on with any new medication recommended. ...Read more
I have pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary emboli. Yesterday i started coughing up blood in clumps. Do i need to see my specialist?
Don't wait: You should go to the emergency room for immediate attention if you are coughing up blood. ...Read more
PH Stages: There are not any specific stages of pulmonary hypertension (ph); however, one of the several ways your doctor determines the severity of the ph is by assessing your symptoms using the new york heart association (nyha) score from 1 to 4.. Four is the worse and typically involves shortness of breath at rest. ...Read more
It may be inherited: Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause. Research studies have identified a genetic abnormality affecting bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2 (bmpr2) that appears to predispose a patient to pah. Fortunately, even if an individual inherits the abnormal gene, the likelihood of developing pah is only 1 in 5. ...Read more
PH evaluation: The conclusive diagnostic test for PAH is a right heart catheterization to measure pulmonary artery pressures and cardiac output. The diagnosis may be supported by physical findings, blood tests, chest x-rays, electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, pulmonary function tests, exercise tolerance tests (six-minute walk tests) and nuclear scans (ventilation/perfusion scan), but these tests may be negative or only suggestive of the diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: There are many causes of pulmonary hypertension and one specific cause is from left heart disease. If systemic high blood pressure (hypertension) remains untreated for a long time, it can cause consequences to the left ventricle of the heart and cause problems of relaxation or thickening. This in turn causes high pressure in the left side of the heart and ultimately backup of blood and Pulm Hyptn. ...Read more
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
1 thru 4:
Stages may refer to functional class which is
i: no symptoms
ii: symptoms with moderate exertion
iii: symptoms with minimal exertion(short walk)
iv: symptoms at rest. ...Read more
Depends: If on therapy and tolerating exercise you can increase intensity. However pulm HTN usually decreases exercise tolerance. ...Read more
PAH is treatable: FDA approved treatments include oral endothelin receptor antagonists, ambrisentan and bosentan; nitric oxide pathway, riociguat, tadalafil and sildenafil; and Prostanoids (iloprost, epoprostenol, and treprostinil) that can be oral, inhaled, or intravenous or subcutaneous infusion. These treatments widen lung blood vessels and ease the symptoms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension ...Read more
Potentially: Potentially but is is very rare. Likely less than 1 in a million. There is a mutation that is frequent among patient with unexplained pulmonary htn, formally termed idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Current research is focused on identifying potential target of therapy that involve the genes related to familial pulmonary htn. ...Read more
PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Primary ph is now known as idiopathic (no clear cause) pah which is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to breathlessness and right heart failure if left untreated. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are some forms of pulmonary HTN that are inherited and there are some conditions that lead to pul HTN that are inherited but there are also forms of pul HTN that are not inherited. ...Read more
there would be the same issues with morphine in any case:
respiratory depression if large amounts are taken and in patients in whom there are other issues with sedation (the sedation of the morphine, especially with other sedatives can make breathing issues)
fundamentally, yes, it is even used to lower pulmonary hypertension in contexts such as acute heart attack pain. ...Read more
Well: Not sure what you mean by negative smoking. Smoking does worse in any longer pulmonary condition. ...Read more
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
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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