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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.

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 4 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Mine was found out by an echocardiogram..
then i went in for a right heart catheterization and dr confirmed it was ph.
Im on the medium to high risk border.

posted 4 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Hi Aaron. If your pulmonary artery pressure was 26 I believe you are considered to have mild PAH. If you are okay at rest but have symptoms when up and doing things I think you are functional class II. Have you checked to see if there is a PH/PAH specialist nearby? Hugs

posted 4 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

My PH is secondary to my Lung issues. It's not as extreme as PAH. I'm not on medication specific for PH. But I take regular blood pressure medications..
I'm group 3 and group 5.

posted 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Aaron, regarding the fluid around your heart, look up pericardial effusion and PAH.

edited, originally posted 4 months ago
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