What can I do if my doctor says I have borderline pulmonary hypertension. What can I do to avoid getting it?

Borderline PH. Modifiable pulmonary hypertension (ph) risk include avoidance of stimulant medications such as Fenfluramine and treatment of co-existing lung and heart disease, sleep apnea and thyroid disorders.
Hmmmm. If you are overweight, you may need to loose weight. If your doctor tell you that there is a reason why you are developing phtn, then correcting it may help. I hope this helps. But usually, it is not your fault that you get phtn.

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My doctor says I have borderline pulmonary hypertension. What can I do to avoid getting worse?

Depends on type. There are 5 categories of pulmonary hypertension. The most common is related to heart disease. Depending on your category the recommendation can be very different. Read more...
Depends on type. There are 5 categories of pulmonary hypertension. The most common is related to heart disease. Depending on your category the recommendation can be very different. Read more...

My doctor says I have borderline pulmonary hypertension. What should I do to avoid getting it?

Confirm. After delivery, try to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment for pulmonary hypertension is often directed at the disease that caused it. The only situation i can think of where personal behavior affects this condition is when it is related directly or indirectly to obesity. Diet, exercise and weight loss would help. Read more...
Amphetamine. Pulmonary HTN is more common when amphetamines or weight los drugs are used. It also more common among those who have HIV and certain liver diseases. Certainly obesity, sleep apnea and uncontrolled systemic HTN can lead to increased pressures in the lung. Read more...
PH. Pulmonary hypertension (ph) can only be accurately diagnosed by right heart catheterization which measures the mean pulmonary artery (mpap) and wedge pressures. A mpap of 25 or greater is ph. A mpap of 21-24 might be considered borderline but this is debatable among the experts in this field. Read more...

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is primary pulmonary hypertension?

Primary/secondary. When the pressures in the arteries of the lungs are evaluated via left and right heart catheterization, and proven that the increased pressure in the lung circulation is due to the blood vessel problems themselves it is primary. If proven due to other causes as in heart failure, pulmonary embolus, copd, or pulmonary fibrosis then it is secondary. Read more...

Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of primary pulmonary hypertension?

Yes. The diagnostic gold standard is a "right and left" heart catheterization. Tubes (catheters) are guided into 1 artery and 1 vein and pressure measurements are made in each chamber of the heart, the pulmonary artery, and pulmonary capillary bed. If pph is confirmed, drugs are immediately given to test if they are effective in lowering the pressure. A search should also be done to look for a cause. Read more...
Echo and cath. Echocardiogram is a good noninvasive tool to evaluate pulmonary hypertension. A right heart cath is a more direct and precise way of measuring pulmonary artery pressure and assesss response to treatment. Read more...

Dear doc, am taking acitrom for pulmonary hypertension, currently it is 3mg, yesterday my inr was found 1.41, to what extent should I increase my dose?

That is. NOT a question to ask on the internet. You have an MD, consult him/her. However, if u do home monitorring, look at you pattern and you might be abe to figure it own your own--but STILL, get in touch wi ur MD. Read more...

When would your doctor look for pulmonary hypertension?

Shortness of breath. Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness and leg swelling. The early symptoms come and go but as the disease becomes worse the symptoms become more constant. The history and physical exam are helpful but an echocardiogram, cxr and ekg are almost always needed to evaluate the symptoms in full. Read more...

Could a doctor please give me info on pulmonary hypertension?

PAH. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is a rare and a serious illness, affects the arteries of the lungs. The vessels became narrow, it makes the heart to work harder to push the blood throughout the lungs. As the disease progress, it leads to the right sided heart failure. There are several causes of PAH: idiopathic ( or unknown), hereditary, connective tissue diseases, drugs, toxins,infections. . Read more...

What is pulmonary hypertension? A doctor said I had it, but told me nothing about it.

Hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is basically an increase in blood pressure in the vasculature of your lungs. Patients may be totally asymptomatic or suffer from a severe form and be in need of treatment. There are many causes of pulmonary hypertension including heart failure and various lung diseases. Read more...

If I have a heart mur mur & pulmonary hypertension (mild). Is this something I should be concerned about? As the doc hasn't given me anything.. Thank

Heart disease. It is necessary to know more. You should ask your doctor what the problem and its treatment are. Heart murmur is a nonspecific term. Read more...
Ask questions . Mitral stenosis and pulmonary hypertension it's a cause of concern. But I do not know if your valvular heart disease and the pulm HTN are related. Could be 2 different conditions. Ask your doctor to explain to you the pathophysiology of both conditions and how they relate if they relate. You have to understand your own condition. Get copy of your studies and keep them in a safe area. Read more...