Pulmonary hypertension is a chronic disease which can lead to a poor quality of life. PH can also lead to right heart failure if left without medical intervention, a serious complication which can result in death. When trying to get an accurate diagnosis for a complicated disease like pulmonary hypertension, there are some things your doctor will most likely ask you to help him/her to get the right diagnosis quickly. Here are some of the questions your physician will possibly ask you (source: Mayo Clinic website). Having the answers to these questions already prepared will make your visit shorter and will allow you to focus on other important aspects you might want to have cleared up:
- When did you first begin experiencing symptoms?
- Have your symptoms been continuous or occasional?
- How severe are your symptoms?
- Is there anything you’ve noticed that seems to improve your symptoms?
- Is there anything you’ve noticed that seems to worsen your symptoms?
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