I want to know how severe my pah is
People with class I pulmonary hypertension do not experience any PH symptoms, either at rest or with exercise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Ask your cardiologist what s tdd age you are in. He/she should know if you had a rhc done.