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Do You Know What Type Of PH You Have And How Severe You Have It. How Did You Find Out?

Do You Know What Type Of PH You Have And How Severe You Have It. How Did You Find Out?

My pulmonologist last advice for me after seeing my cardiologist was if your feeling bad go to the DR. If your feeling worse go to the ER. If your feeling more tired go see my PCP. Ill see you at your next appointment. I don't know how bad I am with PAH.

posted 9 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

There are three types of pulmonary arterial hypertension based on the origin of the cause:

* idiopathic, *heritable, and
* drug and toxin-induced

The Five Groups
Group 1: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) ...

Group 2: Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Left Heart Disease. ...

Group 3: Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Lung Disease. ...

Group 4: Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Chronic Blood Clots in the Lungs. ...
Group 5: Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Unknown Causes

I have group 3 and type: Idiopathic

posted 3 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I google all the time and then when I go to the dr. I understand alot of what they tell me.

posted 3 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I google all the time interesting whst you can find

posted 3 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

That's why when my doctors tell me something I dont understand I look it up. I like finding my own answers so next time I see my doctor they're surprised when I understand what they're sayin.

posted 5 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Good morning hoping you're have a breath and pain free morning.
My PH is secondary to my COPD, Sarcoidosis, Diastolic Congestive Heart Failure. I'm taking medication that work on the heart and regular hypertension and oxygen.
PH Resources
"Group III pulmonary hypertension is caused by chronic hypoxia – low oxygen levels – due to lung disease or sleep-related breathing disorders. Conditions that can cause group III PH include COPD, interstitial lung disease, and sleep apnea. In some people, group III PH can be caused by hypoxia from living at high altitudes. Group II and III PH is far more common than Group I PAH. In other words, most pulmonary hypertension is caused by heart and lung disease"

edited, originally posted 9 months ago
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