Pulmonary Hypertension: Who Is At Risk?



According to the NIH, the exact number of people who have pulmonary hypertension (PH) isn’t known. Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) without a known cause is rare. It affects women more often than men. People who have group 1 PAH tend to be overweight.

PH that occurs with another disease or condition is more common. PH usually develops between the ages of 20 and 60, but it can occur at any age. People who are at increased risk for PH include:

  • Those who have a family history of the condition;
  • Those who have certain diseases or conditions, such as heart and lung diseases, liver disease, HIV infection, or blood clots in the pulmonary arteries. (For more information about the diseases, conditions, and factors that cause PH, go to “Types of Pulmonary Hypertension;”)
  • Those who use street drugs (such as cocaine) or certain diet medicines;
  • Those who live at high altitudes.


Learn more about Pulmonary Hypertension Risk Factors: http://bit.ly/1l4ZSyg

Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (http://1.usa.gov/1IlTexJ)

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  1. Deva Vajracharya says:

    Reading this article I learn so many Things which is important to me ,now on I will be More careful myself eating,sleeping and meditation so on.

  2. Peg Atkins says:

    I appreciate your services tremendously. My cardiologist and pulmonologist are excellent professionals, but they lack the time to give full explanations.

    I am an 89-year old with PH, and hearing loss, unable to hear the voices on most of the video programs on your website. Maybe there are not many of us, and I realize closed captioning is expensive, but I wish it were available to me on these excellent programs.

    Thank you for all the information you provide.

    • Tim Bossie says:

      You’re welcome Peg. Many times the video itself will have a CC option within the video frame. We are sorry that we can not do it ourselves.

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