Pulmonary Hypertension is Like… a Zebra

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a severe lung condition that causes shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, and dizziness among other symptoms. It’s a disease that can affect anyone, at any age, although women are more prone to developing the condition.

Find out who is more at risk of developing pulmonary hypertension in this article.

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

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

In this video, shared by PHAssociation in 2012, symptoms of pulmonary hypertension are discussed and even compared to a zebra! Want to know why? Watch the video to learn more.

Learn more about pulmonary hypertension symptoms here.

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