Are You Pulmonary Hypertension Aware?

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Released on May 5 to mark World Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day, this video from Buns and Pearls goes over some of the basic facts about the disease.

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The film lists some of the most common symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (PH) such as shortness of breath, fatigue, elevated heart rate, blue-tinged lips, chest pain, and dizziness. To date, there is no cure for pulmonary hypertension, but there are therapies available to help ease the symptoms and make life more comfortable for sufferers. These therapies include oral medications, oxygen therapy, and intravenous and subcutaneous medications.

It’s thought that up to 50 million people worldwide could be affected by pulmonary hypertension, yet so few people are aware of the disease. World Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day aims to increase the profile of the disease and raise funds needed for vital research into new therapies.

MORE: What is World Pulmonary Hypertension Day and how does it help?

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