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Can heat or hot weather worsen pulmonary hypertension(moderate)? Can carrying heavy weight also worsen it?

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Dr. Jack Tseng
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In brief: Yes

Heat or hot weather can cause blood vessels in the body to dilate.
This "pooling" of blood causes the heart to work harder to pump the blood through the compromised vascular system of the lung seen in pulmonary hypertension. Carrying heavy weights with cause similar symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Heat or hot weather can cause blood vessels in the body to dilate.
This "pooling" of blood causes the heart to work harder to pump the blood through the compromised vascular system of the lung seen in pulmonary hypertension. Carrying heavy weights with cause similar symptoms.
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