Does extra oxygen help with pulmonary htn?

Primary. Pulmonary hypertension leads to hypoxia, but the oxy gen does not reverse that processs, but does stem the rate at which it would worsen.

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Can you have idiopathic pulmonary hypertension with normal blood oxygen levels? Does the level of oxygen in your blood correlate to the degree of PH?

Yes, no. The problem in primary pulmonary hypertension is getting blood through the lungs, not oxygenating it. This causes all kinds of misunderstanding. Since pO2 is easy to measure and pulmonary vascular resistance / blood pressure isn't, it's easy to forget how sick these folks are. Read more...

When to have valve surgery replacement for treatment? Also oxygen therapy? For pulmonary HTN Is it according to condition or age?

Valve surgery. The timing of heart valve surgery depends on which valve is involved, the nature of the valve problem, and other cardiac and medical factors. Some left heart valve problems can cause damage to the lung circulation and right side of the heart (such as pulmonary hypertension.) Consultation with a cardiologist or cardiac surgeon experienced at treating valves should define your options. . Read more...

When to have valve surgery replacement for treatment? Also oxygen therapy? For pulmonary HTN Is it according to condition or age? What else?

Pulmonary HTN. Treatment of pulmonary is a stepwise approach depending on the severity and progression: it proceeds from medications by mouth, to intravenous medications to oxygen to surgery including septostomy and possible valve surgery. The best approach is to have these therapies administered by a cardiologist . Read more...

Is medical marajuina good for asthma my sister have arterial pulmonary hypertension & suffers from asthma. She is on oxygen much of the time. Could marajuina help her?

In . In short, the answer is no.We do know that it may have adverse effects on people with lung issues. This should be discussed with the pulmonary doctor taking care of her. Read more...
This . This is a very controversial issue. A small study which was published in 1975 showed reduced bronchial spasms in people who were exercising, when compared with placebo. Cannabis can act as a cough suppressant. The problem is that many people have adverse reactions to cannabis. There have been a number of animal studies. More human study needs to be done to see if the short term benefits of cannabis outweigh the long term risks. I am not aware of any states that list asthma as an indication for medical marijuana. Read more...
Marijuana. I am not aware of any randomized, prospective study that demonstrates the benefit of marijuana for pulmonary hypertension. Indeed, i suspect it may worsen the situation for anyone on oxygen. Read more...

If someone had pulmonary hypertension and shortness of breath at rest, would you expect a fast HR and low oxygen sats? Or can they be normal?

Pulmonary HTN. It does that. Need to treat it. Please see cardiologist or Primary care physician. Read more...
Pulm htn. Pulm HTN results most commonly from a primary lung disease, such as emphysema, vasculitis, fibrosis from scleroderma or sarcoidosis or chronic exposures to noxious substances, and these diseases typically impair oxygen uptake by the lung. HR rises. Also, pulm htn restricts blood flow thru the pulm bed, so less blood per minute reaches the left heart chambers. The LV compensates by raising HR. Read more...

My daughter has cchs- her dr seems puzzled when we explain that her o2 sats run low, while still maintaining an appropriate co2 level. The best they have come up with is malacia- she shows no signs of pulmonary hypertension. What else should we have rul

A few things. As you know, cchs is a rare condition and is not fully understood. There are a number of diseases that are associated with and syndromic with cchs. An example is hirschprungs disease, which seems to share a link with an underlying genetic defect that also can cause cchs. The best way to evaluate is a pulmonoligist affiliated with a children's hospital that has a wide range of subspecialities. Read more...
CCHS. I presume you are referring to congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Cchs is a multisystem disorder of the central nervous system where, most dramatically, the automatic control of breathing is absent or impaired. A cchs patient’s respiratory response to low blood oxygen saturation (hypoxia) or to co2 retention (hypercapnia) is abnormal. I suggest you seek out a specialist in cchs. Read more...

I'm being checked for pulmonary hypertension as well. Is tht caused by clot history or lupus? I have so many test coming ana, dsdna, sleep o2 level

See below. Pulmonary hypertension can caused by several things such as autoimmune disease such lupus as well as clots. However; diseases such as obstructive sleep apnea can have it as well. Continue the workup that you are undergoing. Read more...
Both. Both lupus and clot history put you at risk for pulm htn. Read more...
Testing. Given your history of joint pain, hypertension, fatigue and skin rash, I would also suggest that you have a urinalysis and renal function testing. The symptoms that you are describing may be caused by a number of different conditions. Your physicians are trying to diagnose and rule out some causes. Once the testing is completed, I would suggest scheduling an appointment to review all the results. Read more...