Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is an increase in blood pressure in the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, or pulmonary capillaries, together known as the lung vasculature, leading to shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, and other symptoms, all of which are exacerbated by exertion. Pulmonary hypertension can be a severe disease with a markedly decreased exercise tolerance and heart failure.
According to the most recent classification, it can be one of five different types: arterial, venous, hypoxic, thromboembolic or miscellaneous. In most patients, pulmonary hypertension has an identifiable cause.
Although there's no cure, treatments can reduce the symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension, including shortness of breath.
Respiratory disability and handicap license plate evaluations are available. Testing may include pulmonary function testing, arterial blood gas analysis, and exercise testing.
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Options provided are:
• Medication advice and prescriptions
• Discussions of alternative techniques
such as acupuncture, hypnosis, and others