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Moms weight is up and down one week she gained 3-4 a day then last night she lost 9 lbs. Is this normal for a pt who has chf, diabetic, COPD and pulmonary hypertension? How do u know if this is end stage?

Concerning. Watch for fluid intake, salt intake on a daily basis. Use the same scale and at the same time of the day. Gaining weight could mean she is retaining fluid and will need to talk to her doc. Read more...
CHF. Weight may fluctuate in patients with congestive heart failure (chf), often due to changes in fluid retention. She needs to discuss the current and expected weight variations with her physician. In addition, the physician can address prognosis. Read more...

Can some who has been in hosp for over a month due to chf, copd, diabetic and now has been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (65yrs old) regain there strength and walk again? Or is this her diease taking over?

Yes. Yes, pulmonary and physical rehab are important for recovery. Compliance with medical treatment and good understanding about these conditions is necessary. Please clarify with your doctor, if the pulmonary hypertension is primary or secondary. Read more...
Concerning. This is a difficult constellation of problems to overcome and it seems unlikely that restoration to normal activity is possible. However, it may be possible with rehab to return to walking short distances and some activities of daily living. Read more...
Yes... As the diseases are brought under control and symptoms are controlled, the patient can undergo rehab with physical and occupational therapy to regain their strength and hopefully walk again. It may take some time but it is possible. Good luck! Read more...
Yes. There are long term acute care hospitals that specialize in the care of patients like this. And yes, the idea is for them to regain their strength, walk and go back home to an independent lifestyle. But sometimes things don't work as expected and there are complications. Hope for the best! Read more...

What is the treatment for someone who has severe pulmonary hypertension, especially in an elderly person who has COPD and pulmonary oedema? Would a diuretic and frusemide spray be likely to be enough?

The cause. Has to be searched. Is it real pulmonary hypertension or left sided heart failure causing it or the copd. Both the cardiologist and the pulmonologist should see the person and make the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions. Read more...
Pulmonary HBP. The answer to your question is too long to give in the space allowed. Go to this link for a full description of the problem and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/treatment.Html. Read more...

Is antibiotics the first line of cough treatment for an elderly with copd, pulmonary hypertension, and blood clot in leg?

One of many. To treat exacerbation of copd, yes, but often along with other medications such as atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler, etc. All the other problems require their own treatments. I assume this person is under treatment by a physician for these problems? If not, seek one out immediately. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...