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Pulmonary Hypertension

Diagnosed With Pulmonary Hypertension, Now What?

Pulmonary hypertension is a condition where blood pressure is high and affects not only the arteries in the lungs but also the heart, precisely the right side of the heart. High blood pressure causes an increase in the force of the blood going through arteries and veins, as well as capillary veins. This increased force …

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Losing my Grandmother to Pulmonary Hypertension

Two words I have grown to hate, pulmonary hypertension because it took my favorite grandmother from me too soon. She was only 65 years old, and my favorite person in the whole world. My mother had died when I was very young, so my grandmother raised me, loved me and provided a fantastic home. She …

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Treating Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension takes different forms and they are all serious. The good news is treatments exist for all known forms. You and your physician, once the diagnosis is confirmed, will formulate a treatment plan involving medications, diet and more. The following are common medications used in treating pulmonary hypertension.   Vasodilators – Also known as …

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How Pulmonary Hypertension Changed My Life

Not all diagnosis carry with them the good news, and after researching what pulmonary hypertension was, the doctor might as well have told me the world was ending. That’s what it felt like anyways because the research led me to places where the outlook was not positive in any way, shape or form! What is …

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Complications

Pulmonary hypertension is not a condition that can be “caught early” due to its ability not to be detected quickly. Ensuring your primary physician is aware of your personal and family’s medical history, as well as any abnormal symptoms, will aid in the diagnosing or process elimination to determine the condition. The following tests will …