Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment: What You Need to Know


Because pulmonary hypertension is not a common disease and its symptoms are very similar to other respiratory and lung diseases, patients are often misdiagnosed. Doctors can take several years to reach an accurate diagnosis of PH. Asthma, sleep apnea or COPD are some of the diseases that can be diagnosed instead of pulmonary hypertension.

But how is pulmonary hypertension diagnosed? Learn more about it here.

Pulmonary hypertension can be very hard to diagnose and can be easily confused with other diseases. Some people even say that PH can be like a zebra. Why? Find out why pulmonary hypertension can sometimes be compared to a zebra. 

In this video from CapitalRegionalMedicalCenter shared in 2015 watch Adrianne Flores, from HealthBreak, and Dr. Saurahb Sheel talk about pulmonary hypertension, its causes, and treatment options. 

Dr. Saurabh Sheel  specializes in pulmonary critical care and internal medicine. He received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in India. Read more about him here: http://bit.ly/1N84JLO

Learn more about pulmonary hypertension symptoms here.

Pulmonary Hypertension News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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One comment

  1. Danni Thurbon says:

    Hi, I think my PH, COPD, Bronchetasis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, tachycardia were all the result of radiotherapy for Hodgkins Disease 11 years ago. I think the Hodgkins was caused by about 10 years heavy exposure to fly spray and horticultural chemical sprays. Environment environment…

    Is it because I’m 76 that doctors don’t seem very interested- maybe they figure I might get to 80 and that’s good enough.

    Apart from shortness of breath and general fatigue that comes and goes I look and feel well. A low dose beta blocker slows my heart rate. Spirodex helps me breathe better although it can make my tongue feel like I’ve been licking toads.

    That was the statement now the question. I’m not going to get a transplant (too old also not sick enough).I already need tramadol and Pregabalin for nerve pain post shingles. I don’t want more meds- I truly don’t; so, where is the HOPE? Not here. What can I do? Nobody can tell me. I’ve been told not to fly in an unpressurised plane, My husband is a pilot. Not to swim?? Something about hydrostatic tension on my lungs, Don’t holiday at any altitude. What can I do?
    I tried horse riding but I got a fracture in the spine – osteoporosis(probably from radiotherapy.) I’d like to cycle- apart from getting very puffed the Pregabalin ruins my balance. I go to the gym once a week but I so easily reinjure something; usually shoulders or low back. I stick to it though. I garden – sometimes I trip but I don’t care.
    I’ve been very resilient all my life but I need something I can do and improve at. I need something other than “Your stuffed mate – be grateful you’re not a whole lot sicker!”
    Please post the occasional, cartoon, joke or cheerful bit of news PLEASE!
    Friend from Down Under – Dinni

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