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With my pulmonary hypertension, should I sleep with my legs elevated?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

No need for that. Are your legs swollen?

In brief: No

No need for that. Are your legs swollen?
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: It can help

But again, you need to see a pulmonary hypertension doctor to assess the need for medications as leg swelling can be a sign of right heart failure and elevation of the legs will not be the main treatment.

In brief: It can help

But again, you need to see a pulmonary hypertension doctor to assess the need for medications as leg swelling can be a sign of right heart failure and elevation of the legs will not be the main treatment.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Dr. Fernando Torres
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Not likely

If the legs are swelling this can be a sign of pulmonary HTN becoming decompensated.
Need to see the doctor in that case. Should take part in a pulmonary HTN program.

In brief: Not likely

If the legs are swelling this can be a sign of pulmonary HTN becoming decompensated.
Need to see the doctor in that case. Should take part in a pulmonary HTN program.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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