Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a disease diagnosed when arteries responsible for carrying blood become thick, stiff and clogged. Normally, the arteries transport blood from the heart to the lungs, but in PH the vessel flow is hampered leading to abnormally high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. But how is pulmonary hypertension diagnosed? Learn more about it here.
PH is a serious and overwhelming disease. It’s commonly misdiagnosed, because its symptoms are similar to other – less serious – lung conditions. So, when you finally get your accurate diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, there are some things you should have in mind and consider asking your doctor so you can address all of your doubts and know everything you need to about your condition.
1. Do you know what’s causing my pulmonary hypertension?