The Invisible Disease: Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

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It’s November already, which means that it’s Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month. 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.

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

To learn more about PH and to raise awareness for this disease, PHA Canada shared this video to help people better understand this rare condition. Because this disease is not 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 its awareness month.

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

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