Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness: Being a PHighter

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November was Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month and even though the month is already over, it doesn’t mean we should stop spreading the word and awareness for PH. For those who don’t know what pulmonary hypertension (PH) is, let us explain: PH is a rare, life-threatening heart and lung disease that causes shortness of breath.

How can you know if you have pulmonary hypertension? Here are 10 signs you should be aware of.

Luke Moore Cinematics shared this video to help people better understand this rare condition and how it can affect those who suffer from it. From children to adults, pulmonary hypertension can affect anyone. In this clip, you’ll meet several patients living with the condition–and they are true PHighters.

Because this disease isn’t very common and its symptoms are very similar to other lung and breathing conditions (such as asthma), patients can often go years before getting an accurate diagnosis. Let’s spread the word–and awareness–about pulmonary hypertension during as much as we can.

How does PH develop and what are the risk factors? Here are seven of them.

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