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I am experiencing severe leg edema, is this a common symptom of pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: It can be

Edema can result from right sided heart failure but there are many other causes including left heart failure, venous obstruction, inflammation, and other causes as well.
All edema needs an evaluation and explanation however.

In brief: It can be

Edema can result from right sided heart failure but there are many other causes including left heart failure, venous obstruction, inflammation, and other causes as well.
All edema needs an evaluation and explanation however.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: PH and Heart Failure

High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah).
Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure. One of the manifestations is leg edema.

In brief: PH and Heart Failure

High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah).
Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure. One of the manifestations is leg edema.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Possibly

It can also be due to right heart disease because of lung disease or blood clots or because of primary heart disease.
Sometimes certain blood pressure meds can cause severe edema as well as kidney disease.

In brief: Possibly

It can also be due to right heart disease because of lung disease or blood clots or because of primary heart disease.
Sometimes certain blood pressure meds can cause severe edema as well as kidney disease.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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