Pulmonary hypertension is a serious and overwhelming disease. It’s commonly misdiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to other less serious lung conditions. True diagnosis can take some time. If you get an accurate diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, there are some questions that you might consider asking your doctor in order to address doubts, fears, and what you should do next.
1. Do you know what’s causing my pulmonary hypertension?
2. What is likely causing my symptoms or state of my condition?
3. Is the underlying condition treatable?
4. How often should I be screened for changes in my condition?
5. What’s the most appropriate treatment? What kind of tests will I need?
6. Are there any restrictions I need to follow?
7. Can I exercise? What kinds of exercise are safe for me?
8. I have other health problems. Will treatment for PH affect the treatment of my other health problems?
9. Will I need surgery? What does surgery entail?
10. Are there any brochures or other printed material that I can take home with me? What websites do you recommend?
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