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Pulmonary hypertension and weight fluctuations

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      Living with a chronic illness is both mentally and physically exhausting. Common symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, muscle pain, and headaches. What people often forget to consider is fluctuating body weight.

      Different factors contribute to weight gain or loss for someone living with chronic illness. Pulmonary hypertension is a physically demanding illness: increased lung function and an increased heart rate keep people living with PH in “fat burn” mode most of the day without exercise. Weight gain can also occur as a result of water retention. PH patient columnist Brittany Foster shares her experience with fluctuating body weight at PulmonaryHypertensionNews.com: When Pulmonary Hypertension Causes Weight Fluctuations

      Have you noticed weight fluctuations while managing pulmonary hypertension? Do you experience both physical and mental symptoms when the fluctuation occurs?

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