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How Do You Know What Stage Your Pah Is At

How Do You Know What Stage Your Pah Is At

I want to know how severe my pah is

A myPHteam Member said:

Class I
People with class I pulmonary hypertension do not experience any PH symptoms, either at rest or with exercise.

Class II
Pulmonary hypertension is considered class II when a person experiences no PH symptoms at rest but feels uncomfortable and short of breath while performing their usual daily activities.

Class III
Someone with class III pulmonary hypertension may or may not experience symptoms at rest. Normal household chores and other daily activities are limited by extreme fatigue and shortness of breath. Symptoms may necessitate frequent breaks to rest.

Class IV
In class IV pulmonary hypertension, people experience symptoms at rest and during activity. Fainting is possible, especially when bending over. Edema (swelling) in the feet and ankles is common.

posted over 1 year ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Pam. Thank you for your excellent post. You answered one of the most prevalent asked questions...So informative and helpful to all of us.....Again, thank you for sharing, we appreciate you sweet lady. Love❤️Gwen

posted over 1 year ago
A myPHteam Member said:

There are 4 functional stages of PAH. You can look it up but be careful believing some of what you find about life expectancy. Medication does amazing things! I'm supposed to be in heaven by now if we believe what some of it says and my doctor says il be around to see my grandchildren graduate! I'm sure he was talking about college! Hahaha 😂 I'm so much improved after two years on meds.

posted over 1 year ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Pam
Ask your cardiologist what s tdd age you are in. He/she should know if you had a rhc done.

posted over 1 year ago
A myPHteam Member said:

My cardiologist will not do a right heart cath...but according to this I am in Stage 4. I use Anoro Ellipta; take Sildenafil, and Opsumit. (Plus meds for diabetes and BP and heart.) Life is not so enjoyable as it was a couple of years ago. My biggest joy is when my 10 year old grandson comes in and we play double twelve dominoes. He is good and usually beats me, which is fine with me. haha Peace and Prayers.

posted about 1 year ago
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