Severe Pulmonary Hypertension

Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension

Severe pulmonary hypertension is a very rare but very dangerous form of high blood pressure that, unlike most other types of high blood pressure, isn’t caused by lack of exercise and too much salt! Primary and Secondary: In fact, it can either be classified as ‘primary’, meaning that the exact cause is not known, or ‘secondary’, meaning that it has been caused by pre-existing medical conditions.

People who are most at risk of pulmonary hypertension are those who have suffered diseases of the heart and kidneys, which are both organs that are heavily involved in the regulation of blood pressure. Key symptoms are shortness of breath due to insufficient oxygen being supplied to the lungs and similar complaints such as coughing. Chest pain is another symptom, as are the most common signs of heart trouble such as dizziness and exhaustion.

This disease can be suffered in different intensities either the mild or the severe forms. This distinction is made by judging the blood pressure of the right ventricle of the heart through catheterization. Pressure over 25mmHg is mild, but should still be treated immediately and be taken very seriously. The pulmonary arteries which carry blood between the heart and the lungs are the blood vessels that become constricted by this disease.

Stay Healthy

This is a very rare disease, but if you suffer any combination of the symptoms you should seek medical help. Because the pulmonary arteries carry oxygenated blood to the lungs, the associated hypertension is like any other desease is best avoided. The best ways to remain healthy or regain health is to exercise often. Being physically active is more important than eating the right foods. So please remember to follow the other good tips you might find in the rest of the site.

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