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Pulmonary Hypertension occurs when the blood pressure within the blood vessels of the lung becomes raised. It is a very serious condition which can cause damage to the right side of the heart where the heart and lungs are connected. This can prevent oxygen getting to all areas of the body specifically the muscles.
Shortness of breath
Feeling faint or dizzy
A racing heartbeat
Swelling of the legs
Chest pain (angina)
The diagnosis can take some time due to the similarity of symptoms with other diseases. But if you are experiencing any of the listed symptoms then please visit your GP to discuss as pulmonary hypertension is a very serious condition.
The treatment will vary with the severity as well as the treatment of any underlying cause. Almost certainly you would be referred to a specialist centre that regularly deals with pulmonary hypertension as well as being under the care of your local hospital