Pulmonary Hypertension

When one has high pulmonary artery pressures and pulmonary vascular resistance they can be diagnosed with a disease within the pulmonary hypertension umbrella. Pulmonary hypertension can originate in the pulmonary arteries, lung tissue, or heart and can be due from poor oxygenation, clots in the pulmonary arteries, or unclear mechanisms.

Symptoms may include; swelling of the abdomen, legs, or feet, irregular heart beat, enlarged neck veins, fatigue, chest pain, and shortness of breath.  

Treatment

  • Medication

  • Oxygen

  • Surgery

If you have Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Don't smoke

  • Make sure you are well rested

  • Exercise

  • Focus of weight and diet

  • Keep up to date on vaccinations

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