10 Warning Signs of Pulmonary Hypertension


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a heart and lung disease that can affect anyone, at any age. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, there are 10 main signs for pulmonary hypertension. While the individual symptoms on their own do not mean you have PH, if you experience any combination of the symptoms you should see your doctor.

Here are some of the most common initial signs:


Shortness of breath is feeling somewhat winded while doing slightly physically challenging activities such as climbing stairs or walking uphill.

Here are some tips to manage your shortness of breath.

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  1. Teresa says:

    I don’t know if it was PH related but approximately 2 years before I was diagnosed I was very often with cough. Then I started with shorteness of breath and until I mentioned the doctor that sometimes I heard my heart, he started then suspecting something was happening…

    • Dean says:

      I have had a picking cough for years myself, usually when I lie down for bed, heart valve issues. I’m seeing my cardiologist on tuesday, the 13th of December, 2016, to discuss testing for possible PH.

  2. About a year or so before I was diagnosed I had problems with blood vessels in my eyes breaking. I assume it was due to my blood pressure. I, also, had and continue to deal with new allergic reactions to various things that I never was allergic to before. Not sure if it is related, but thought it was worth mentioning.

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