Monday, October 31, 2011

November is Pulmonary Hypertension Month

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION, or PH, is High Blood Pressure in the Arteries of the Lungs that can lead to Heart Failure.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with or is being evaluated for pulmonary hypertension, there is a lot you will want to know about the disease. Explore this section to learn about the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension, the various diagnostic tests and treatment options, the different types of PH and much more.

What are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension?
PH patients experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue, and the severity of symptoms usually correlates with the progression of the disease.

Who Gets Pulmonary Hypertension?
PH affects people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds. Although anyone can get PH, there are risk factors that make some people more susceptible.

How Is Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosed?
There are a number of different tests used to diagnose PH. Learn about the different diagnostic tests that your doctor may perform.

What are the Treatment Options for Pulmonary Hypertension?
While there is currently no cure for PH, different treatment options are available to help you manage your disease and feel better day to day.

What Kind of Doctors Treat Pulmonary Hypertension?
Pulmonary hypertension patients are encouraged to seek treatment from a PH specialist. Find a PH-treating physician in your area.

What are the Different Types of Pulmonary Hypertension?
There are several different types of pulmonary hypertension, and treatment may vary depending on the type of PH you have.

Editorial : This writer has been diagnosed with PH ! Shortness of Breath, Not much fun. I am being treated at Vanderbilt Pulmonary in Nashville. PH is a relatively new diesease. It is not contagious. At one time every lung disorder was called COPD ! No longer the case. Be aware of your lungs, and get the correct diagnoses. Dr.`s Anna Hemnes and Ivan Robbins are the PH Dr.`s at Vandy...They are terrific. However, they are fighting lions with a switch.

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