UNDERSTANDING PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
Women between the ages of 20-50 years old make up the most cases of PH.
• Shortness of breath
• Feeling more tired than usual
• Feeling light-headed or passing out
• You may experience chest pain
• Swelling of the feet and ankles which may progress to your stomach.
Patients with PAH may also feel like their heart is racing (palpitations) and the oxygen level in your blood may become very low.
In the early stages there may be no symptoms of the disease.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Are the Causes of Pulmonary Hypertension?
Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is commonly caused by left heart disease, or conditions that effect the left side of the heart such as mitral valve disease or long term high blood pressure.
Is there a cure for PAH?
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is a very serious disease. At this time there is no cure for PAH. However, there are treatments available to help patients diagnosed with PAH, and medications for PAH are under going clinical trials.
What Causes Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension?
The cause of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) can be difficult to determine. It can be from some known causes, such as inherited or familial PAH, or it can be caused by reasons that are unknown. This is called idiopathic PAH.