The increase in blood pressure in the pulmonary areas, which affect your lungs and the arteries are known as Pulmonary Hypertension. Initially there are actually no visible signs of Pulmonary Hypertension and symptoms of breathlessness, trouble in breathing, gasping and pain followed with vision issues starts off at a much later stage. Fatigue and racing palpitations happens to.
HOW IS PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension is done based on your symptoms and review of your family and medical history. Cardiologists may order for diagnostic tests like echocardiogram, chest X-ray, electrocardiogram and right heart catheterization. A pulmonary function test helps diagnose pulmonary damage due to Pulmonary Hypertension
HOW IS PULMONARY HYPERTENSION TREATED?
The treatment for pulmonary hypertension can include oxygen, diuretics, blood thinners, medications that open the pulmonary arteries, and treatments for any underlying disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pulmonary hypertension are serious conditions which become progressively worse and can be fatal. Some forms of pulmonary hypertension aren't curable and treatment can help lessen symptoms that improve quality of life.