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Pulmonary Hypertension Question Does It Ever Reverse Itself
Sometimes: Secondary pulmonary hypertension can reverse itself if the inciting cause can be fixed before the pulmonary hypertension becomes permanent. Examples of reversal causes of pulmonary hypertension includes hypoxia (lack of oxygen) caused by asthma or obstructive lung disease, sleep apnea, or valvular diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does it mean "physiologic" valve regurgitation?
Does it need surgery to prevent pulm HTN to get worse?
No surg for physiol.: Most people have a "physiologic" or "trivial" amount of valve regurgitation, particularly in their tricuspid or pulmonic valve. Trivial/Physiologic is the degree less than mild, which is less than moderate, which is less than severe. In fact, having trivial tricuspid regurgitation or pulmonic regurgitation can be very helpful in making calculations about pulmonary pressure. ...Read more
Does borderline pulmonary hypertension always progress to pulmonary hypertension or can it stay the same or reverse itself?
Pulmonary Disease: Pulmonary disease is a broad category which has many causes and many manifestations. Lung diseases can be innate from birth or can be a result of environmental impacts. Among these environmental influences linked to climate, geography and ecology, smoking has been clearly identified as a root cause of many lung/pulmonary ailments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scarring...: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis means that there is scarring of the lungs and the underlying reason for the scarring is not known. It is typically a slowly progressive disease, typically over years. At the final stages, consideration of a lung transplant can be made so avoid smoking to insure that you would be a candidate, if it progresses to that stage. ...Read more
Does nicotine cause a big vasoconstriction effect on coronary arteries? If any how long does it last? Surely body would override to myocardium needs?
Does hemochromatosis ever cause compensatory hyperventilation? Does this signal that heart damage from iron overload is already done?
The heart!: The heart is one of the last organs to be significantly damaged from hemochromatosis. Lfts indicationg liver damage, pancreatic, and gonadal dysfuction would occur first, as would joint issues caused by secondary hemochromatosis. Also, a female would never have this issue at 19! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is incomplete rbbb permanent. If your hearts healthy does condition worsen. Is it permanent. Can you treat it. Does rbbb your hearts not workin proply?
Potentially serious: Pulmonary tuberculosis is due to lung infection with a "mycobacteria". Historically a serious but treatable infection, there are now strains that can be difficult to treat because of resistance and can be very serious. A "positive PPD test" must be evaluated by a physician, and, if necessary, treated promptly with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please answer! what does it mean if heart valve is damaged? How long does a person survives on medicine?
Does weight loss reverse pcos completely or is it a life long disorder? Is it inevitable that i will eventually get diabetes? I am prediabetic
Weight loss: has no effect of PCOS ...and it is a life long disorder HOWEVER MOST of the manifestations of the diseease are TREATABLE!!!!! You can "forestall" the development of full blown Type II Diabetes by following the proper diet ,EXERCISE, and taking medication as needed (eg: Metformin) Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Air trapping: Means you have air trapping disease. The degree and severity of it can be determined by a complete pulmonary function test, the fef25-75, fev1, dlco, mvo2 and cat scan thorax. The prognosis and morbidity will depend on these as well as the current cardiac status. Need to consult pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard mono is the disease that never dies. Is this true, does mono truely never leave your body? Will your immune system be permanently weakened?
EBV: The epstein barr virus, like other herpesviruses, remains in your body for a lifetime once you have acquired it. Fortunately it seldom produces recurrences of disease but simply remains dormant in your body. Whether this in any way affects your immune system is not completely known, but if it does it is not likely for you to notice it, and you will also be sharing it with almost all other people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Interstitial lung disease is a thickening of the skeleton structure that supports airsacs (alveoli) in the lungs. There are many causes of interstitial lung disease (rheumatic illness, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, radiation damage, infection). It is not possible to say whether the disease is curable because interstitial lung disease is an "umbrella" term that covers many diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does smoking directly cause lung scarring? Quit after 25 years mild scarring left low lobe no asthma or COPD what is probability scarring will stop?
Scar is permanent: Scars are generally permanent. Smoking causes injury which goes on to heal with scar. Given the level of anxiety that you re experiencing over this condition, i would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a pulmonologist to fully answer your questions and allay your fears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does pulmonary hypertension necessarily worsen if there is valves regurgitation?(mitral, tricuspid or pulmonary)
Because that's what i have..
Very serious: This diagnosis especially at your age is of such grave importance that I warn you against taking advice from anyone else until you have reviewed it fully with both your primary care physician and the specialist who made / confirmed the diagnosis. ...Read more
Does anyone here have treated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? How often does it come back again?
Immune T...cytopenia: Previously called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, the mechanism for isolated low platelet counts in this disorder has been elucidated as an autoimmune phenomenon and thus, it is preferably called immune thrombocytopenia. Following taper of steroids about 60-90% experience a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 yo.No diabetes.no drinking. Diagnosed peripheral neuropathy unknown cause. Will it progreas. Will it affect breathing and heart? Docs not worried.
Idiopathic: Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy should never affect your breathing or your heart function. It is usually benign, and I can understand the docs are not worried. The worst thing about idiopathic neuropathy is not knowing the cause, or thinking that there is a cause that was not found. Did anyone in your family have neuropathy? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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