Could pulmonary hypertension get better with exercise?

Caution. If you have pulmonary hypertension, you might pass out with exercise. Exercise alone is not likely to improve pulmonary hypertension unless it is due to conditions such as obesity, arterial hypertension, or sleep apnea.
No. Pulmonary hypertension does not get better with exercise & requires thorough investigation & workup for associated heart, lung or other medical problems. Excessive exercise that goes beyond your physical capabilities can actually worsen symptoms in someone with pre-existing pulmonary hypertension. Talk to your lung doctor to find out how much & what type of exercise is safe for you.

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What makes a child get primary pulmonary hypertension?

Good question. I had a patient with a failure of normal breathing control in brainstem .She had pulmonary hypertension. Thus, i think that enters into the causative mechanism.It may sound strange when i say that it could be something as simple as viamin b1 deficiency, particularly if he craves sugar. I doubt very much that the doc in charge will take that seriously! Read more...

How much rest should I get with my pulmonary hypertension?

Average. You need to operate within your body's limitations, which are different from person to person and at different stages of the condition. Remain as active as you can be and avoid strenuous exercise. Read more...
Some. We tell our patients to exercise but not to the point of feeling exhausted. If you are feeling that you are light headed, you should have stopped way before. You should not be a couch potato... Read more...

I have hiv, am I more susceptible to get pulmonary hypertension

Slight. There is an approximately 1 in 200 risk of getting pulmonary HTN associated with HIV and of course the prognosis is worse with this combination should it occur but treatment is available. Early diagnosis does lead to better outcomes. Read more...
Yes. In the last registry on patients with hiv, about 0.5% of patients with HIV develop phtn. The good thing is that patients with HIV tend to respond better to treatment than other patients with phtn. Good luck and have a ph specialist see you... Read more...
HIV and PH. Patients with HIV are more likely to develop pulmonary hypertension (ph). Fortunately, it is only a minority of HIV patients that develop ph. Read more...

If someone had pulmonary hypertension and shortness of breath at rest would it most likely get worse with exertion?

Absolutely! in fact many pts with mild-mod PHTN at rest have severe elevation of pressures with mild to mod activity. The cause of the PHTN needs to be determined and then therapy tailored accordingly. Read more...

With Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hypertension, what is the statistical shortening of lifespan? All data just talks about untreated PHTN

Great question. We are just scratching the surface on treatment of PH.. Without having all your diagnostic test results, it's hard to give a firm answer. Given your age, I highly recommend a consultation with a PH specialist. You would be able to get more detailed answers from him/her. Read more...